President Rodrigo Duterte receives his first dose of the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV vaccine.
The Ministry of Health approves the emergency use of the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV vaccine, making it the third vaccine to be authorized for use in the country.
Due to public outrage, President Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for receiving a dose of the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV COVID-19 vaccine, which has not yet been authorized by the Philippines' Food and Drug Administration for emergency use.
The Indonesian Food and Drug Authority grants an emergency use authorization for the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV vaccine, where the vaccine will be used as part of a mutual vaccination scheme.
Egypt signs an agreement to purchase 20 million doses of the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV vaccine and expects a delivery of 500,000 doses this month.
Ethiopia receives 300,000 doses of the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV vaccine.
Kyrgyzstan begins its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 using China's Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV vaccine.
The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan grants emergency use authorisation of the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV vaccine for people over 60 years of age.
Montenegro receives 30,000 doses of the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV vaccine donated by China.
Cambodia launches a vaccination campaign against COVID-19 using 600,000 doses of Sinopharm's BBIBP-CorV vaccine. The son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Hun Manet, and several cabinet ministers are among the first people to get vaccinated.
President Rodrigo Duterte agrees to provide an advance payment to pharmaceutical companies developing a COVID-19 vaccine in order to secure millions of vaccines.