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Philippines's COVID-19 situation is improving, ambassador says

Envoy to Japan responds to Nikkei Asia article

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A health worker prepares to inoculate a child with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Manila on Oct. 15. (Handout photo from Pasig City Public Informatin Office)   © Reuters

From Jose C. Laurel V, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Japan.

I refer to the article "China falls from top spot in Nikkei COVID recovery ranking" published online on Oct. 6 and wish to provide further context on the infection management and vaccination situation in the Philippines. I hope that this would enable Nikkei Asia and its readers to have a more comprehensive picture of the Philippine government's COVID-19 response, especially since many of the underlying metrics for the Philippines have already favorably shifted.

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