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South Africa Wants to Boost Friendship w/ the Philippines

SOUTH AFRICA – The country donated 500,000 Astra Zeneca vaccines and $1 million cash to the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.

The world remains in a fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which started around two (2) years ago. Several countries faced massive deaths due to the virus that was reportedly first recorded in China. It spread fast across nations.

The World Health Organization (WHO) which was alarmed by how quickly the COVID-19 spread across the globe warned nations to be vigilant and not to let their guards down early. Another spike or surge of the cases must be prevented amid the pandemic that is eyed to take years.

For several months, countries waited for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Different nations and entities came up with vaccine brands such as the Astra Zeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Janssen, Sputnik V, Pfizer, Moderna, and Sputnik Lite among others.

South Africa Astra Zeneca Vaccines
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Several nations are helping each other amid the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, South Africa donated 500,000 Astra Zeneca vaccines to the Philippines.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Astra Zeneca vaccines arrived Tuesday night at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. Ambassador Kim In-chul said that they are happy over the help that the Philippines is extending to their country in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the report, South Africa is hoping that the donation will be able to help the Philippines even a little bit in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Kim also said that they are hoping that it will foster friendship and cooperation between the two (2) countries.

Aside from the 500,000 vaccines, the African nation also donated $1 million cash to PH. Kim assured that they will send more assistance to the country.

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