covid 19 / Philippines

AIIB OKs $300-M loan for PH vaccine rollout

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a USD300-million loan (about PHP14.55 billion) to support the Philippines’ vaccine rollout, Chinese Ambassador to Manila Huang Xilian revealed Friday. Huang said the loan would support Manila in providing timely access to vaccines to accelerate its nationwide immunization, as … Continue reading

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400K more Sinovac doses due to arrive this week

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   VAX DONATION. The first batch of China-donated CoronaVac vaccines that arrived in Manila on February 28, 2021. The second batch consisting of 400,000 doses will arrive this week. (Photo courtesy of China Embassy) MANILA – A total of 400,000 more doses of the CoronaVac vaccine, manufactured by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech, will arrive … Continue reading

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PH kick-starts Covid-19 vaccination drive with CoronaVac

By Azer Parrocha  HISTORIC. Philippine General Hospital Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi flashes a thumbs up sign while he gets vaccinated with the CoronaVac shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday (March 1, 2021), opening a new chapter in the battle against the coronavirus. There was plenty of applause as cameras capture the inoculation procedure, the first step … Continue reading

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Actual inoculation slated Mar. 1 after Sinovac vax arrival

By Lade Jean Kabagani   CHINA DONATES VACCINES. Boxes of Chinese government-donated coronavirus vaccines produced by Sinovac Biotech pharmaceutical firm arrive in PH on Sunday (Feb.28, 2021). The actual inoculation of Filipinos under the government’s priority list will begin this Monday (March 1). (PNA photo by Avito Dalan) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The actual inoculation of Filipinos under the government’s … Continue reading