Sri Lanka: Corona vaccine card will be mandatory from January 1 | Corona vaccine card will be mandatory from January 1, Health Ministry informed

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Sri Lanka: Corona vaccine card will be mandatory from January 1 | Corona vaccine card will be mandatory from January 1, Health Ministry informed

Digital Desk, Colombo. Corona Vaccination Card has been made mandatory for all local and foreign nationals visiting public places with effect from January 1, 2021, to prevent the spread of corona virus. This information was given by the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka.

Health Minister Keheliya Rambuquela said that this decision was taken because many people in the country are not following the health guidelines of Corona, reported Xinhua news agency. This has already been implemented in some countries, where a vaccine card is mandatory even for visiting a restaurant.

Rambukwela said, people should keep the corona vaccine card with them or keep a copy of the digital vaccine card with the QR code. According to official figures from the Ministry of Health, so far about 63 percent of the total population have been fully vaccinated.

Everyone over 20 is currently being given a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine to boost immunity as the Omicron variant of the virus threatens to increase infection globally.

Sri Lanka has so far detected 4 Omicron infections, while PCR tests are being conducted daily to find out if there are more cases among the public.

(IANS)

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