On August 20, local time, a new batch of COVID-19 vaccine aided by the Chinese government to the Philippines arrived in Manila.

Philippine President Duterte witnessed the arrival of the vaccine via live video connection and delivered a speech at the vaccine handover ceremony.

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian attended the vaccine handover ceremony at the airport.

Philippine Health Minister Duke, and the government's general coordinator of the epidemic, Galvez, participated in the event.

  In his speech, Duterte warmly welcomed the arrival of the new batch of Chinese government-assisted vaccines to the Philippines, and expressed that the various anti-epidemic support provided by China to the Philippines fully demonstrates China's goodwill towards the Philippines and the deep friendship between the Philippines and China. .

During the critical period of the Philippine fight against the epidemic, the Philippine side has high hopes for these "life-saving" vaccines and believes that it will help speed up the Philippine vaccination process and enable the Philippines to achieve herd immunity as soon as possible.

  (Reporter Guan Xiangdong produced Lu Huiqian)

Editor in charge: [Ye Pan]