COVID-19 infections are on the rise again, according to the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Hemantha Herath, who is the Deputy Director General of Health Services, has told the public to follow health rules the right way.
The Government Information Department says that 72 people who have been infected with COVID-19 were found yesterday.
With this, the number of people infected with COVID-19 in Sri Lanka rose to 664,844.
Also, yesterday, the Government Information Department said that a 60-year-old woman who had COVID-19 had died.
Dr. Haritha Aluthge, who is the General Secretary of the Government Medical Officers Association, also talked about the spread of COVID-19. She said that the latest version of COVID-19 is spreading in other countries around the world and that more than 60 percent of patients who are being treated have this new version.
He said that even though the number of COVID-19 patients has gone up by 30% around the world, the screening system at airports and other public places has gotten worse.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Health says that the Pfizer vaccine’s expiration date has been pushed back based on what the World Health Organization said should happen.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that the expiration date of the Pfizer vaccine stock has been pushed back on the advice of the World Health Organization and UNICEF Supply Division.
So, vaccines that are kept at a temperature between 90 and 60 degrees Celsius will have their expiration dates moved up from 9 to 12 months.