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Manila allots P200M for purchase of vaccines

/ 05:08 AM August 02, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila City government is gearing up for its “end game” against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and is planning to allot P200 million for the purchase of the vaccine.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said that while there was still no vaccine against COVID-19, he had asked the city council for funds in the 2021 budget.

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“We’re looking at the immediate future. We’re preparing our funds so we could purchase the vaccine once it is approved,” Domagoso said. Over 165 vaccines are being developed worldwide.

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