Studies of COVID 19 infections and deaths have shown that unvaccinated people represent nearly 95 per cent of deaths.
The President pointed out the need to look into those who have not yet been vaccinated despite the distribution of the vaccines and to persuade them to get vaccinated.
The President made these observations during a meeting of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Prevention at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday, the President’s Media Division said.
The President also instructed the officials to conduct a quick census at the Divisional Secretariat level and obtain a report on those who have not been vaccinated within the next few days.
The President said that the Government has fulfilled its responsibility by bringing enough vaccine stocks and it was the duty of the people to act in a manner that would prevent the spread of the disease and to get vaccinated at the earliest.
The Special Committee on COVID-19 Prevention also focused on the possibility of making it mandatory for people visiting Government institutions and public places in the future to have a card certifying that they have been vaccinated.