Sri Lanka reports six cases of blood clots among AstraZeneca vaccine recipients, 3 dead

A health official receives a dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, at Infectious Diseases Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has found six cases of blood clots among recipients of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine, three of whom have died, Health Minister Pavithra Waniarachchi told parliament on Wednesday.

Nearly a million people have been given the first dose of the Indian-made vaccine in the country. No announcement of any halt to the vaccination programme has been made.

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