COLOMBO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said on Monday it is looking into the possibility of proceeding with legal action against those who do not take booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Anver Hamdani, director of Medical Technological Services and ministry coordinator in charge of COVID-19 at the Health Ministry, told reporters that the health minister had sought the advice of the attorney general in this regard.
"Accordingly, we hope to work within a legal framework in the future based on that legal advice," Anver said. "The aim of imposing a fine or implementing such laws pertaining to the third dose of the vaccine is to safeguard the people."
According to official figures from the Health Ministry, over 70 percent of Sri Lanka's total population have been fully vaccinated.