Pres. Duterte believes powerful countries can develop vaccine against Covid-19

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said powerful countries such as Russia, United States, and Japan could eventually create a vaccine to prevent the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

The President made the statement speaking before local government officials in Pasay City, saying countries “rich in technology” will soon be able to identify effective treatments for the virus.

He admitted it will take time, but expressed confidence that it is possible for governments worldwide to develop a vaccine.

There is currently no vaccine for Covid-19 but the public is advised to observe precautionary measures such as frequent hand-washing and avoiding close contact with sick people.