February 23, 2021 – 14:25
The Philippines will leave thousands of its healthcare workers, mostly nurses, employed in Britain and Germany if the two countries agree to donate much-needed coronavirus vaccines.
The Philippines, which has among the highest number of coronavirus cases in Asia, has limited the number of medical professionals leaving the country to five thousand a year.
Nurses are among millions of Filipinos working overseas, providing more than $ 30 billion a year in remittances vital to the country’s economy, Reuters reports.
Britain is facing the sixth highest number of deaths in the world from coronavirus and one of the worst economic shocks from the pandemic, while Germany has the 10th most infections worldwide.
While the two countries have vaccinated 23 million people together, the Philippines has not yet begun its campaign to immunize 70 million adults, or two-thirds of its 108 million people. He expects to receive the first batch of vaccines this week, donated by China. / Telegraphy /