Manila Ready to Buy COVID-19 Worth P200 Million
MANILA – Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso announced that they are ready to purchase P200 million worth of COVID-19 vaccines.
Researchers and scientists around the world are working on vaccines and treatments for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. Some companies created antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19 patients while some focus on creating vaccines that could be used as preventive measures against the deadly virus.
COVID-19 cases around the world continue to grow. Vaccines are still being tested to see whether it’s effective against the disease. It could be months before these drugs made available in the market.
In a previous article, scientists said COVID-19 vaccines may be available in September. They said two vaccines showed promising results.
Last week, Mayor Isko Moreno said he asked the city council to allocate P200 million for COVID-19 vaccines. He said they will directly purchase the vaccines from a big and well-known company.
On Thursday, August 6, Mayor Isko Moreno signed the ordinance appropriating a budget from the city’s current fund for the procurement of coronavirus vaccines. He shared a photo of himself signing the papers on Twitter.
In the caption of the post, he wrote: “Bakuna para sa lahat. COVID-19 vaccines for all. just signed ordinance no. 8659. P200 million budget for vaccines once they are available this year!”
Isko Moreno’s post elicited reactions from the online community. Here are some of their comments from the post:
@rvin96: “Hindi kita kakalimutan sa susunod na botohan”
@SMBWoman: “YorMe, wag mo pong iiwan ang Maynila ha. Dito ka lang po sa amin ha? Salamat po! Mag-ingat po kayong lahat diyan sa munisipyo.”
@Johaira032011: “Sana all”
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