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PH receives 739K doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 06:22 PM August 20, 2021
A shipment of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government. Screengrab from PTV

A shipment of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Chinese government. Screengrab from PTV

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Friday received 739,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Sinopharm donated by the Chinese government.

The vaccines arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around 5:45 p.m. as shown in a live stream by state media.

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The shipment is in partial fulfillment of China’s donation of 1 million doses of Sinopharm to the Philippines.

READ: Duterte receives China’s Sinopharm vaccine

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The rest of the vaccines will be delivered to the country on Saturday.

China also previously donated 1 million doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to the country.

All in all, the Philippines already received over 47.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses since February.

Meanwhile, over 12.8 million individuals have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of August 18, with nearly 30 million doses already administered.

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