Philippines signs biggest Covid-19 vaccine order with Pfizer, SE Asia News & Top Stories


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MANILA (BLOOMBERG) - The Philippines ordered 40 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Pfizer, the South-east Asian nation's biggest supply agreement as it fights one of the region's worst outbreaks. The term sheet for the order has been signed, Carlito Galvez, who leads the nation's vaccination programme, said in a mobile-phone message on Monday evening (May 17). The deal gives a boost to the Philippines, which is targeting to achieve herd immunity this year to help an economy that remained in recession last quarter. But while the country expects more than 200 million vaccine doses to arrive this year, recruiting as...