Philippine troops and Cabinet member receive Chinese Covid-19 vaccines before approval

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said "almost all" soldiers have already been inoculated by the vaccine produced by Sinopharm. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING (CAIXIN GLOBAL) - A number of Philippine soldiers, as well as members of the president's security team and even possibly one Cabinet members of the Philippine government may have already received the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine produced by Sinopharm. The news comes despite the country's health authorities yet to officially approve its use.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said during a televised meeting with health officials on Saturday (Jan 2) that "almost all" soldiers have already been inoculated by a coronavirus vaccine developed by China's state-owned vaccine maker, Sinopharm.

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