9.2 C
Sydney
Thursday , 18 August 2022

Philippines thanks Australia for COVID-19 jab donations

Previous posts

By Lade Jean Kabagani 

MANILA (PNA) – The Philippine government thanked the Australian government for its unwavering support of the PH COVID-19 pandemic response and its other humanitarian assistance to the Philippines.

“Thank you, Australia, for your generosity,” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, acting presidential spokesperson, said in a media briefing following the arrival of additional 293,670 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Australian government, through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on 21 February.

The Australian government has initially delivered its donation of 1,432,080 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for adults on 18 February.

On top of this, the Philippines also received about PHP48.7 million (AUD1.3 million) worth of cold chain equipment, medical supplies, and other assistance from the Australian government.

Australia vaccine aid to Philippines
Credit: PTV Video

PH Health Secretary Francisco Duque III earlier cited that Australia has been a long-time ally of the Philippines throughout the pandemic as it provided technical, logistical, and in-kind assistance.

Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor, head of the Philippines’ National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 Strategic Communications sub-task group on current operations, said the vaccine donations of the Australian government will be a huge help to the country’s vaccination campaign.

So far, the Philippines has received 224,836,560 COVID-19 vaccines from various pharmaceutical companies, both government-procured and donations. 


READ MORE

Updates for onshore and offshore student visa applicants

Philippines among top 10 countries travelling to Australia after borders open

Philippines ready to welcome fully vaxxed foreign tourists


Subscribe to our newsletter

Get more stories like this in your inbox! Be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get more stories like this in your inbox! Be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Latest articles

WordPress Ads