Sheila Crisostomo
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FDA warns against UV use for disinfection
by Sheila Crisostomo - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Food and Drug Administration has warned against the use of ultraviolet emitting devices to disinfect against COVID-19 as these could be harmful to health.
DOH: Vaccine to go through regulatory process
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health assured the public yesterday that the COVID-19 vaccine of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines Inc. will go through the country’s regulatory processes.
DOH awaiting AstraZeneca explanation on trial results
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health said yesterday that it is waiting for an explanation from AstraZeneca regarding the reported errors during the trials of its vaccines against COVID-19.
Government sets price cap on COVID-19 swab tests
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The government has imposed a price cap for reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR swab test for COVID-19.
Chinese herbal medicine launched in Philippines
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
A Chinese herbal medicine designed to relieve influenza symptoms such as those of COVID-19 was officially launched in the Philippines on Monday.
COVID-19 risk high in crowded shopping areas, DOH warns
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Worried about the crowding of shoppers in Manila’s Divisoria area last weekend, the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday warned the public that the risk of acquiring COVID-19 from such situations is “very...
Phlilippines eyes Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The entry of an India-made vaccine against COVID-19 in the country looms as the local partner of the drug’s manufacturer is now facilitating a partnership with the Philippine government.
UK pharma seeks to conduct vaccine trials in Philippines
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The United Kingdom-based pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has applied to conduct clinical trials in the Philippines for its COVID-19 vaccines, the Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday.
DOH bucks ECQ for Cebu City
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
There is no need to place Cebu City under enhanced community quarantine or ECQ amid the rising cases of COVID-19, the Department of Health said yesterday.
Philippines to seek inclusion of HSWs in ‘kafala’ abolition
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
A high-level delegation will fly to Saudi Arabia during the Christmas break to lobby for the expansion of coverage of the impending abolition of the “kafala” or the traditional sponsorship system that...
DOH fears COVID-19 spike from evacuation centers
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The transmission of the coronavirus disease and other contagious illnesses is a strong possibility in evacuation centers, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III warned yesterday.
IATF recommends lifting of health worker deployment ban
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has recommended the lifting of the deployment ban on healthcare workers amid the COVID pandemic.
Rising COVID-19 trend observed in Visayas and Mindanao
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
While there has been an overall decline in the number of new infections of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in the country, a rising trend of cases in four areas in the Visayas and Mindanao has been observed,...
4 nabbed for snatching Bello’s phone
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Police arrested on Sunday four minors for snatching the cellular phone of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III near the Manila city hall.
Frontliners, security forces get vaccine priority
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III confirmed yesterday that the priorities for the coronavirus vaccines are health workers and frontliners from the Department of Education and Department of Social Welfare and...
DOLE offers online entrepreneurship course to OFWs
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Labor and Employment is offering an online entrepreneurship course to assist returning overseas Filipino workers in setting up their own business.
4 COVID patients recruited for Avigan trial – DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Only four out of 100 COVID-19 patients in the Philippines that can participate in the clinical trial for the Japanese drug Avigan have been recruited so far, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported...
RITM shuts down labs due to typhoon
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The laboratories of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine are closed today and tomorrow as a precaution for the forecasted landfall of Typhoon Rolly, but RITM director Celia Carlos said outpatient swabbing...
Comelec eyes online voting for Pinoys overseas in 2022
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections is considering online voting for overseas Filipinos in the May 2022 presidential polls, an official said.
Duterte creates task force on COVID-19 Immunization
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 31, 2020 - 12:00am
The government is setting up a task force to manage the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available, as well as the conduct of nationwide immunization.
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