Philippines to buy 20mln doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna's vaccines adds to the Philippines' deals to buy a total of 72 million doses from AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sinovac

  
FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus: On November 16, 2020, US biotech company Moderna announced a vaccine against COVID-19 that is 94.5% effective. Montreal, November 16, 2020.

FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus: On November 16, 2020, US biotech company Moderna announced a vaccine against COVID-19 that is 94.5% effective. Montreal, November 16, 2020.

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MANILA: The Philippines will buy 20 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc, the country's presidential spokesman Harry Roque said on Tuesday.

Moderna's vaccines adds to the Philippines' deals to buy a total of 72 million doses from AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sinovac. The Philippines has the second-highest COVID-19 infections and deaths in Southeast Asia, next to Indonesia.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales Editing by Ed Davies) ((neiljerome.morales@thomsonreuters.com; +632 8841 8914;))

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