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Asia Covid-19 Watch: Vietnam To Get 1 Million Vaccines; China To Give 1 Billion Shots; Philippines To Get AstraZeneca

Malaysia expects to reopen the country’s economy completely and lift restrictions on interstate travel by the end of October at the earliest if new cases average below 500 a day, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.(Photo: Image by pisauikan from Pixabay ) Japan will send 1 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam Wednesday, Foreign…

1M more Sinovac COVID-19 jabs arrive in Philippines

Gaea Katreena Cabico ( – June 10, 2021 – 8:51am MANILA, Philippines — One million doses of the coronavirus vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech arrived in the Philippines Thursday, with another shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech jabs expected to be delivered within the day. The Cebu Pacific plane carrying the purchased Sinovac shots landed at the Ninoy…

Philippines tightens controls on inbound travellers over COVID-19 variants

A scene at the Manila Airport Terminal 1 on January 6, 2021. Image Credit: Jay Hilotin / Gulf News Manila: Travellers entering the Philippines will be required to undergo 14 days of quarantine, up from a week previously, as authorities try to contain more infectious coronavirus variants, the presidential spokesman said on Friday. The new…

Philippines records 8,748 new COVID-19 cases, 2nd highest in May

The University of the Philippines – Diliman in Quezon City converts its gymnasium into a COVID-19 vaccination center for university workers and members of its community on May 4, 2021. The center is manned by qualified volunteers including university alumni. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News/file MANILA (UPDATED) – The Philippines on Friday confirmed 8,748 new COVID-19…

Philippines investigating illegal sale of COVID-19 shots, vaccine slots

MANILA: The Philippines is investigating reports that some people have been illegally selling COVID-19 shots or their vaccine slots for financial gain, officials said on Saturday (May 22) as they reminded the public that the vaccines are free.Law enforcers learned of the illicit activity through social media posts where sellers offer vaccine slots for as much…

Philippines clears Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

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Philippines’ COVID-19 deaths surpass 20,000-mark

Active cases lowest in over 10 weeks Relatives carry their urn after receiving it from the crematorium of the Manila North Cemetery on April 17, 2021. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News MANILA (UPDATE)— The total number of COVID-19 patients in the Philippines who succumbed to the disease crossed the 20,000-mark on Tuesday with 36 additional fatalities,…

‘Saddest one million record’: How netizens reacted after Philippines COVID-19 tally exceeds 1 million-mark

A health worker tends to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient supported by a mechanical ventilator and undergoing dialysis at the COVID-19 emergency room of the government hospital National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City, which has declared overcapacity amid rising numbers of COVID-19 infections in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, April 26, 2021. (Reuters/Eloisa…

COVID-19 cases in Philippines hit 1,171,403

( – May 21, 2021 – 4:00pm MANILA, Philippines — The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines hit 1,171,403 on Friday after the Department of Health reported 6,258 new infections. Active cases: 55,531 or 4.7% of the total New recoveries: 2,586, bringing total to 1,096,109 New fatalities: 141, pushing death toll to 19,673 What’s…

Philippines orders 24 million in and around Manila into COVID-19 lockdown

MANILA: The Philippines announced on Saturday (Mar 27) that more than 24 million people in and around Manila will go into lockdown next week, as hospitals in the capital struggle to cope with a surge in coronavirus infections.The tougher restrictions in the country’s economic heartland – which accounts for about a fifth of the population…


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