Total of 236,800 doses delivered to five cities last week
The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) transported another batch of COVID-19 vaccines across the archipelago last week. CEB flew more than 236,000 doses to five cities in the Philippines, specifically to Tuguegarao and Legazpi on April 30, and to Tacloban, Zamboanga, and Cotabato on May 1, 2021.
This shipment comprised of 41,600 doses for Tuguegarao, 67,200 doses for Legazpi, 73,600 for Tacloban, 25,600 for Zamboanga, and 28,800 for Cotabato.
“We are delighted to continue collaborating with our public and private partners for the realization of this national endeavor. We consider it our duty to bring these much-needed vaccines across our wide domestic network while ensuring they are preserved well and delivered safely while in our care,” said Alex Reyes, President and CEO of Cebgo.
Upon receipt of the vaccines at the Cebu Pacific Cargo warehouse in Pasay, these were placed in a reefer container equipped with cooling systems for proper storage before cargo loading.
The vaccines were immediately transferred to container vans upon arrival at the destinations, ready for local distribution.
On April 29, CEB flew half a million vaccine doses from Beijing to Manila, in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH). Since March 2021 up to the present, CEB has flown more than 500,000 COVID 19 vaccine doses from Manila to various provinces across the archipelago.