World Bank agrees to USD 100 mn loan for Sri Lanka to buy Pfizer jabs

The World Bank has agreed to provide an additional loan of USD 100 million for the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project in Sri Lanka.

The loan is planned to be used to buy 14 million doses of Pfizer jabs and COVID-19 vaccines.

Accordingly, the proposal made by the Minister of Health to obtain additional financial assistance has been approved by the Cabinet.

The National Task Force on COVID-19 Management has decided to expand the primary target of vaccinating 60 percent of Sri Lanka’s population.

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