Asia Album: Sri Lanka starts general public COVID-19 vaccinations

A man receives the COVID-19 vaccine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 16, 2021. (Xinhua/A.Hapuarachchi)

COLOMBO, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka has started vaccinating members of the general public in the country’s Western Province with the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine against COVID-19.

Officials said they had started vaccinating those who are at high risk of exposure to the virus, such as port workers, private hospital staff members and garbage collectors who were based in Western Province.

A prison officer receives the COVID-19 vaccine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Gayan Sameera/)
A man receives the COVID-19 vaccine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Gayan Sameera)
A man receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 15, 2021. (Xinhua/Ajith Perera)■