‘Steps underway to bring down Chinese COVID-19 vaccine’

2020-11-21 at 12:51

The Opposition charges that the government is preparing to bring down a vaccine manufactured in China, that has not proven its effectiveness in mitigating COVID-19.

Speaking at a media briefing Parliamentarian Mayantha Dissanayake said certain businessmen affiliated to senior government officials are hopeful of introducing the vaccine.

He claimed that the vaccine from China has not been tested and has not been acknowledged by the World Health Organisation.

MP Dissanayake claimed that the vaccines will become a racket for businessmen.

He stated that the WHO has accepted vaccines manufactured in Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom and not vaccines from countries such as China and Russia.

He therefore cautioned the public to remain vigilant.