More than 10mn people in Sri Lanka have been fully vaccinated against Covid

Over 10 million people, above the age of 30 years, have been fully vaccinated in Sri Lanka against Covid-19 since a mass inoculation program was launched in January, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

According to the Ministry of Epidemiology Unit 10,211,537 people received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the country, while 13,264 806 had received their first dose, according to Xinhua news agency.

Official statistics revealed that the Sinopharm vaccine was most widely used in the island nation.

AstraZeneca and Moderna are also being administered.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed earlier this week that all over 30-year-olds be vaccinated by the end of this month.

Authorities began immunizing those over 20 in the Western Province and Galle districts last week after a sufficient number of the target population had been vaccinated.

According to the government, this drive will be launched soon nationwide.

Sri Lanka has so far detected 477,636 Covid-19 positive cases and 10,864 deaths from March 2013.