500,000 more Sinovac vaccine doses arrive in PH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 22)— The latest batch of the government-purchased Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the country on Thursday.

The additional 500,000 doses arrived from Beijing, China at 5:16 p.m. through a Philippine Airlines flight, the flag carrier confirmed.

The shipment was welcomed by some government officials, including vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.

Prior to the delivery, the country received initial shipments of procured Sinovac vaccines on March 29 and April 11.

The Philippines also earlier received two donated batches of the same brand from China.

Latest government data show that around 1.6 million doses have already been administered in the country.

This is a developing story.