Philippines to prioritize coronavirus vaccine supply from Russia or China
Topics: PHILIPPINES RUSSIA CHINA
Duterte has expressed optimism that the Southeast Asian country, which has recorded the region's highest number of coronavirus cases, would be "back to normal" by December, pinning his hopes on the availability of vaccines.
"We will give preference to Russia and China provided that their vaccine is as good as any other in the market," he said in a late-night televised address.
Any vaccine purchase by the Philippines, however, will have to undergo a bidding process, he said. ■