State universities in Sri Lanka to re-open next month

State universities in Sri Lanka are expected to resume physical classes next month after the completion of the youth vaccination programme this month, reports Daily News.

University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor Sampath Amaratunga said discussions are on to re-open universities in November following the prolonged closure due to the outbreak of COVID-19 world pandemic. A five-day COVID-19 vaccination programme for university students was to begin on 11 October, Director General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardena said.

He said the undergraduates would be administered the Sinopharm vaccine and the university vaccination programme has been arranged in consultation with the health authorities, UGC officials and vice-chancellors. The students can receive the jab from the university closest to their residence and they are not required to visit the university they are enrolled in, Gunawardena said.
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