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The Philippines extends the restrictions of the Corona virus, and Britain announces the vaccination of 19.7 million with the Covid-19 vaccine



Official data showed on Saturday that 19.7 million people in Britain received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.


Britain also recorded 7,434 new injuries during the past 24 hours and 290 deaths, compared with 8,523 injuries and 345 deaths on Friday.


While the Philippine presidential spokesman said today, Saturday, that President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the restrictions of the Corona virus in the capital until the end of March, while the country is awaiting the arrival of two vaccines manufactured by the Chinese company Spinopharm Biotec and the British company AstraZeneca.


The Philippines will be the last country in Southeast Asia to receive its first shipment of vaccines, consisting of 600,000 doses of SPNOVAC vaccine donated from China, which will arrive on Sunday, while 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive from the Kovacs program on Monday.


The Philippines, the second most affected country in Southeast Asia in terms of cases of infection and death, went through lengthy lockdown measures, which led to the decline of the economy, which was one of the fastest growing economies in Asia before the pandemic.


Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roquet said in a statement that the restrictions will continue for another month in Manila, which provides 40 percent of the country's economic output. Duterte's hometown of Davao in the south of the country and Baguio in the north are also subject to partial restrictions. The restrictions limit business activity and public transport.


The decision comes after 2,651 cases recorded by the Philippines on Friday, which represents the largest number of cases in more than four months, as well as after 2,931 injuries recorded by the country today, Saturday.

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