Philippines to buy 20m doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine

Philippines to buy 20m doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine

A policeman stands guard as he reminds people to observe Covid-19 coronavirus health protocol at a popular shopping market hours before Christmas eve in Manila on Dec 24, 2020. (AFP file photo)
A policeman stands guard as he reminds people to observe Covid-19 coronavirus health protocol at a popular shopping market hours before Christmas eve in Manila on Dec 24, 2020. (AFP file photo)

MANILA: The Philippines will buy 20 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc, the country's presidential spokesman Harry Roque said on Tuesday.

Moderna's vaccines adds to the Philippines' deals to buy a total of 72 million doses from AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sinovac.

The Philippines has the second-highest Covid-19 infections and deaths in Southeast Asia, next to Indonesia.

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