WORLD Additional batch of China's Sinovac vaccine arrives in Philippines

WORLD

Additional batch of China's Sinovac vaccine arrives in Philippines

Xinhua

09:53, June 06, 2021

MANILA, June 6 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines received an additional batch of the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine from China on Sunday morning.

A staff member transports a cargo containing the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines in Manila, the Philippines on April 11, 2021. (File photo: Xinhua)

China donated the first batch of CoronaVac to the Philippines on Feb. 28, allowing the Southeast Asian country to kick off its vaccination drive on March 1.

The Philippines has administered more than 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of May 30, primarily to frontline healthcare workers, the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions.

The country aims to vaccinate up to 70 million people this year.

The Philippines has recorded 1,262,273 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, including 21,732 deaths.


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