By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said China will donate 400,000 more doses of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines.
Duterte made the announcement in his speech during the inauguration of school buildings at the Canumay East National High School and Lawang Bato National High School in Valenzuela City.
“China would give us another [400,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses], making their donation to this country [at] 1 million [doses],” according to him.
The East Asian country previously donated 600,000 doses of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac that arrived in Manila last Sunday.
Meanwhile, Duterte reiterated that he will lift the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions once the country achieve widespread vaccination.
“If I see most of the citizens can avail of the vaccine in any of the health centers [or] hospitals, that is the standard, then I will reopen everything sa ating ekonomiya. For now, pigil ako sa, lalo na mga bata,” he said.