MB Daily News Update

Published February 26, 2021, 4:40 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Two days before the arrival of 600,000 doses of the first coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines in the country, health experts have gathered to endorse the Chinese vaccine Sinovac, vouching for its efficacy even among health workers, who are first-in-line in the priority list of vaccine recipients.

This and more curated have been included in this Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 edition of our update.

  1. Health experts recommend Sinovac for use of healthcare workers.
Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire
Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire (PCOO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Both teams have been working round the clock to make it happen. It is a fine tradition between China and the Philippines to help each other in trying times. A friend in need is a friend indeed,” Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian said in a statement posted on his official Facebook account.

A toast to Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto

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