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Philippines receives cold trucks from Japan to deliver COVID shots

Logistics equipment to help boost vaccine shipments to islands

Department of Health officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire, right, receives a refrigerated container from Japan. (Photo by Yuichi Shiga)

MANILA -- The Philippines has received refrigeration trucks and containers from Japan to deliver coronavirus and other vaccines to residents on its numerous islands.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provided two refrigerated trucks, two delivery vehicles and 600 refrigerated containers, which will be used to distribute vaccines throughout the Philippines from the government's vaccine storage facilities.

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