The goal is to increase the number of vaccinated Filipinos to 54 million by year-end, or 70 per cent of the targeted population; 77 million by the end of March 2022; and 90 million, or 82 per cent of the population, by end-June, he said.
To keep the Omicron variant out, the Philippines has suspended inbound flights from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini and Mozambique until Dec 15.
On Sunday, the government expanded the restriction to include Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy.
It also suspended a measure allowing entry of tourists from some countries, which was supposed to be implemented on a trial basis from Dec 1.
Source: Channel News Asia