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Philippines and Indonesia lead ASEAN companies' COVID vaccine push

Businesses to inoculate employees for free in bid to restart operations

A woman receives the Sinovac Biotech vaccine in Manila. Across Southeast Asia, companies are moving to vaccinate their employees for free.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Call center Concentrix is set to vaccinate its 100,000 staff members in the Philippines. Indonesian coal mining and energy group Adaro Energy will inoculate its 12,000 employees. Meanwhile, Thai business chambers plan to offer shots to their workforces.

Across Southeast Asia, companies are moving to import COVID shots and vaccinate their employees for free as new surges of infections threaten operations already disrupted by the pandemic.

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