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Qatar helps Philippines purchase Chinese COVID-19 vaccines

Qatar has also provided coronavirus vaccine doses to Afghan refugees.
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The Qatari government announced today that it helped the Philippines purchase doses of a Chinese vaccine against COVID-19.

The Qatar Fund for Development provided the Filipino government $450,000 to purchase 50,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine. The initiative is part of Qatar’s plan to provide “wider access” to vaccines against COVID-19 around the world, the Qatari Embassy in Manila said in a tweet.

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