3 weeks DOST: Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Cebu eyed as trial zones for COVID-19 vaccine Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- Select areas in Metro Manila, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) and Cebu are being eyed as zones for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine clinical trials, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Thursday. In a televised briefing, DOST Secretary Fortunato Dela Pea said six barangays will come from Metro Manila while Calabarzon and Cebu will have one barangay each participating in the trials. "Ang pinipili kasing lugar ay yung mataas ang incidence ng COVID-19. So yung mga barangay na naroroon o malapit doon, usually it will require 5 to 10 barangays for a trial. Ang ... more