Philipines received 2 million additional doses of Sinovac vaccines donated by the Chinese government to help recover from covid-19 pandemic.
The vaccines were received by Carlito Galve, the chief implementer national task foce (NTF) against Covid-19 in Phillipines.
He thanked everybody “we thank our partners, including China for the donations you are giving to us that will really, greatly impact our national vaccination in getting the population protection and immunity”.
“Again, thank you very much,” he said while welcoming the vaccines at the airport
To date the Philipines has received more than 158.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from different vaccine makers.
China is so far the biggest vaccine supplier to the Philippines and Chinese ambassador to Philipines Huang said “we will continue to do our best to help until the final victory against the pandemic”.
Huang said “some countries may be interested in vaccine diplomacy but China has been doing just everything we can to help in the spirit of “Bayanihan” which means the spirit of common cooperation and in the spirit of a fine tradition of supporting each other”
The Philipines has so far recorded more than 2.8 covid-19 confirmed cases and more than 50,000 deaths.
The Philipines has administered more than 97 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from different vaccine makers and more than 38 million people have been fully vaccinated.
China is the Philipines’ biggest trading partner, the largest export market and foremost import supplier with trade volume between two countries soaring 31.5% year-on-year to 52.01 billion dollars last year.
For China, it’s important that all its trading partners put the Covid-19 pandemic under control in order to facilitate trade cooperation and investments.
China sofar is the biggest vaccine supplier in the world and has supplied covid-19 vaccines to more than 120 countries and regions. More than a half of all vaccines administered in the world are Chinese.