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Packages of vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2 by Sinovac Biotech. Image Credit: Reuters

Manila: The Philippines has approved Sinovac Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, the chief of the food and drugs agency Rolando Enrique Domingo told a briefing on Monday.

The Chinese company's vaccines are the third candidate to get Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) in the Southeast Asian nation of over 108 million.