The Philippines received one million doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine on Friday, most of which will be allocated to NCR-Plus areas.

According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, 60 to 70 percent of the batch will be deployed to NCR-Plus areas.

NCR-Plus includes Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna and Rizal.

The rest of the doses will be given to cities tagged as high-risk areas.

The country now has 19.5 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine.

The recent batch of vaccines brought the country’s total vaccine stock to 33,860,700 doses.

The country has recorded 1,580,824 Covid-19 cases as of July 30. John Ezekiel J. Hirro