Up to 40,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine are expected to arrive in Boracay, according to acting Malay Mayor Floribar Bautista.
According to Bautista, the Aklan Provincial Health Office met with them last Saturday night to inform them of the expected arrival of the vaccine in the coming weeks.
He added that Sinovac came from the Department of Health and is for tourism workers in Boracay.
It is said to be part of the preparations for the opening of Boracay to international tourists.
It is said that the local government will start preparations for the vaccine on Monday.
Some of the preparations that will be made are setting up a simulation exercise, finding vaccination sites, and so on.
Meanwhile, Bautista issued a new executive order extending the curfew in Boracay.
From 11 pm, it is extended by one to five o’clock in the morning.
The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines, CoronaVac from the Chinese company Sinovac, arrived this Sunday.
At around 4:10 pm, a Chinese military cargo plane landed at Villamor Air Base in Pasay, carrying 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Sinovac.
President Rodrigo Duterte himself led the welcome ceremony for the vaccines, along with some government officials.
40k doses of Sinovac vaccine to arrive in Boracay
When Duterte arrived at the airbase, he was immediately greeted by the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian.
Duterte, along with other officials such as Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, personally inspected the crates of vaccine donations.
After that, the crates from the cargo plane were unloaded.
Landing crates sanitized them before loading them into the waiting refrigerated container van.
Vaccines will be taken to the Department of Health storage facility in Marikina.
In his speech, Duterte thanked China for the vaccine donation.
Duterte also reminded the public to continue to follow the minimum health protocol.
Vaccines will be placed at the cold storage facility in Marikina City.