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Manila residents rushed to get vaccinated before the blockade

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec14,2023 #Manila #vaccinated
Manila residents rushed to get vaccinated before the blockade 2
Manila residents rushed to get vaccinated before the blockade 2

The Philippines today recorded a record of 10,623 new infections, bringing the total number of nCoV infections nationwide to 1,638,345, of which 28,673 people have died.

Thousands of Filipinos flocked to vaccination centers in the capital Manila to get the Covid-19 vaccine before the blockade took effect on the evening of August 6, causing these locations to be overloaded and many people having to queue.

People line up to get vaccinated outside a shopping center in Manila, Philippines, on August 5.

The blockade will be applied in the capital Manila area including 16 cities with 13 million people, Laguna province and the cities of Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro.

The reason why many people rushed to get vaccinated before the blockade is said to be partly due to mixed messages from officials.

A spokesman for the Philippine National Police today also confirmed that this force has not received instructions to arrest unvaccinated people on the street.

Cambodia announced that more than 7.8 million people have been vaccinated with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine since the vaccination campaign began on February 10, approaching the goal of vaccinating 80% of the country’s population.

The majority of people were vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines, while about 85,000 people were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine.

After successfully controlling Covid-19 last year, the outbreak since February has caused the number of infections in Cambodia to increase, currently reaching nearly 81,000, of which more than 1,500 have died.

Cambodia on July 29 imposed new restrictions on eight provinces bordering Thailand, a country struggling to cope with the pandemic caused by a fierce attack by the Delta variant.

Thailand recorded a record of 21,379 new infections and 191 deaths, bringing the total number of infections and deaths to 714,684 and 5,854.

Thailand is struggling to contain the latest Covid-19 outbreak caused by the Delta variant.

Chairman of Thonburi Healthcare Group (THG) Boon Vanasin said that an agreement to import 20 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine is unlikely to happen, even though he once announced that he was about to reach an agreement with the manufacturer.

A Pfizer spokesman last month said the company was only in dialogue with the Ministry of Health and the Thai disease control agency, while BioNTech denied information that it was negotiating with THG.

Thailand’s large-scale vaccination program, launched in June, depends largely on China’s Sinovac vaccine and the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by Siam Bioscience, a pharmaceutical company owned by the Thai royal family.

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