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Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. presented this COVID-19 Vaccine Philippines schedule to President Duterte.

COVID-19 VACCINE PHILIPPINES – Here’s what Carlito Galvez Jr. presented to President Rodrigo Duterte about the schedule of COVID-19 deliveries.

The current administration under President Rodrigo Duterte assured the people that the country will have a fair share of COVID-19 vaccine doses. The pandemic began over a year ago and the situation in the country is still the same. The entire country is still under a community quarantine.

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And just recently, as reported by Pia Ranada of Rapply, she shared data that showed the schedule of vaccines that will be delivered to the country in the coming months. Accordingly, this is the same data that National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. has presented to Duterte.

In the 2nd quarter, the expected deliveries in the months of April, May, and June has a total of 5.5 million, 8.9 million, and 11.5 million of doses, respectively. The vaccines scheduled to be delivered are Sinovac, Gamaleya, COVAX, AstraZeneca, Novavax, and Moderna. Galvez also proposed to have a simultaneous vaccination of health workers, elderly, persons with comorbidities, and frontline personnel by April.

Meanwhile, due to the surge in the number of infected cases which dramatically increased in the past few days, the government implemented stricter quarantine measures in areas of Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan Cavite, and Laguna or also called the NCR Plus. The community quarantine in these local areas is essentially a hybrid between GCQ and MECQ classification.

This new protocol within the bubble will take effect from March 22 to April 4 unless extended or shortened by the president. What’s not allowed to do are the following:

  • Any types of gathering except religious activities like weddings, baptisms, and funeral services, and this must be limited to 10 people.
  • Visiting public places like cinemas, arcades, museums, libraries, cultural sites, and driving schools.
  • Eating in restaurants indoors. People must dine outside and the restaurants must follow a 50% capacity limit and two-per-table seating with physical distancing. A customer can also opt for takeout or delivery.
  • Curfew is from 10 pm to 5 am aside from workers, cargo vehicles, and public transportation. Going out to buy groceries and medicines is also allowed for these are essential.
  • Persons below 18 years old are not allowed outside to exercise.

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