Philippines to prioritize coronavirus vaccine supply from Russia or ChinaChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 18, 2020
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to prioritise buying coronavirus vaccine to be made available by Russia or China, while taking a swipe at pharmaceutical firms of western nations asking for advance payment for their offers.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte
Topics: Philippines Russia China
"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. ■