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DOH on rising cases: Next 2 weeks crucial
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The next two weeks are extremely important as this will determine if the country is able to manage the rising cases of COVID-19, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said yesterday.
FDA: Online sale of COVID-19 test kits prohibited
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The online sale of coronavirus disease test kits remains “strictly prohibited,” the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday as the Philippine Red Cross urged the public to exercise “extraordinary...
COVID-19 variants spreading
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Fifty-two more cases of the South African variant and 31 new cases of the United Kingdom variant have been detected among COVID-19 patients in the country, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said yesterday.
HTAC still evaluating Sinovac
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
China-made vaccines of Sinovac are still undergoing evaluation by the Health Technology Assessment Council, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said yesterday.
DOH reports 20 minor adverse reaction cases
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
At least 20 persons have developed “adverse events” after receiving Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccines during the rollout of the country’s vaccination program last Monday, according to the Department...
6 cases of South African variant detected in Philippines
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Health reported yesterday the detection of six cases of B.1.351 or the South African variant of COVID-19.
Officials, frontliners first to get COVID-19 jabs
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Almost a year after the entire Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine, the government rolled out yesterday its vaccination program against COVID-19 with several ranking officials getting the first...
Tourism workers can still avail of cash aid – DOLE
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Some 400,000 tourism industry workers who were displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic may still avail of the one-time cash assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment.
PGH health workers picket vs Sinovac vaccine
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Saying they deserved “only the best,” health workers of the Philippine General Hospital yesterday staged a protest to demand free, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.
Experts OK Sinovac use for health workers
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Despite earlier concerns over its efficacy, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac has been approved for use on health care workers, the government’s immunization experts announced yester...
Sinovac exec says vaccines may arrive this week
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
With the Food and Drug Administration having issued emergency use authorization, Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccines may arrive in the Philippines within the week, Sinovac general manager Helen Yang said ...
DOH ready for 24/7 vaccination
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The government is prepared to conduct inoculation activities around the clock, seven days a week once the mass vaccination program starts, the Department of Health said yesterday.
UK variant detected in 6 regions – DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Sixty-two confirmed cases of the UK variant of COVID-19 have been detected in six regions.
‘Palawan plebiscite test run for 2022 polls’
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The plebiscite in Palawan on March 13 will serve as a test run of the health protocols to be implemented by the Commission on Elections in the May 2022 polls amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas...
Can COVID-19 vaccines prevent infection, transmission? Not necessarily, says expert
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Vaccines for COVID-19 do not necessarily prevent infection and transmission of the virus but it could protect those inoculated against severe illness, an official of the Department of Health said on Friday nigh...
Central Visayas COVID-19 cases
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Current data are insufficient to conclude that undetermined coronavirus variants found in Cebu have significant public health implications, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said yesterday.
DOLE looking at 4 sectors for job generation
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Labor and Employment is looking at four sectors to generate jobs to lift the country out of the economic doldrums and get back to pre-pandemic levels.
2 unknown COVID-19 variants found in Cebu
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Two still undetermined variants of COVID-19 have been found in Cebu from patients set to undergo genome sequencing, the Department of Health Central Visayas office reported yesterday.
DOH: 3 of 44 UK variant cases still active
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Three of 44 individuals who contracted the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 remain active, the Department of Health reported yesterday.
COVID-19 cases still up in NCR, 3 regions – DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The National Capital Region and three other regions have been flagged by the Department of Health for spiking COVID-19 cases.
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