PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE said “in the fullness of God’s time, we will have a hopefully a Covid-free December and we can enjoy this Christmas season.”
Duterte made this wish as Russia is at the homestretch to developing a vaccine that the communist country said it would give free to Filipinos.
Duterte also expressed hope that the world would be Covid-free by December.
Just wait. Actually, the vaccines are to be distributed worldwide by September, October. It would be slowly released,” he said in a virtual presser from his home town Davao City on Monday night.
He admitted that there would still be a need for clinical trials to be completed, but the waiting will be much shorter from now on.
Earlier, Russia said it aims to launch the mass production of Covid-19 vaccines in September and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year.
Russian scientists said results from clinical trials have been “promising.” (PNA)