In February, the US government announced a total planned contribution of $4 billion (P194.4 billion) to the Covax Advance Market Commitment.
Palace spokesman Harry Roque admitted that there have been “breaches” in the country’s vaccine rollout.
“China would give us another 400, making their donation to this country 1 million,” he said during the inauguration of school buildings at the Canumay East National High School and Lawang Bato National High School in Valenzuela City.
“Para pumatol sa ganoong usapin, tingin ko nagsasayang ako ng oras.”
Roque said the IATF had yet to determine the influencers that would be given priority access to Covid-19 vaccines.
According to a source, a KLM flight is likely to carry the AstraZeneca doses. A KLM aircraft will arrive at Manila tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
A total of 756 people got inoculated with the first dose of Sinovac’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine on the first day of the Philippines’ vaccination program, according to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.
The Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,067 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the Philippines tally to 580,442.
Filipinos may have to wait until 2023 before their lives return to pre-pandemic conditions, President Rodrigo Duterte has said.
“China never asked for anything. China has been giving us everything and never asked anything from us actually” Duterte said after being asked if the vaccines came with strings attached.
The 600,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Sinovac has reached the MetroPac Movers Inc. facility in Barangay Concepcion Uno in Marikina City where they will be secured first before being distributed to hospitals.
“We are pleased to inform that the Philippines will receive 525,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on Monday, March 1, 2021, around noontime, as part of the first round of allocated doses from the Covax facility,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement.
Testing has been removed as a requirement for travel except if the LGU of destination requires it. Only travelers who will exhibit Covid-19 symptoms will be required to undergo quarantine.
This is the highest number of new infections in a day since October 16 last year that registered 3,139 infections, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
Duterte made the remark after lamenting the country’s state amid the Covid-19 pandemic and after the onslaughts of recent typhoons intensified by climate change.
The country could then start the vaccine rollout as early as Monday, Roque said.