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COVID-19 forces postponement of 15 licensure exams
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Professional Regulation Commission yesterday announced the postponement of 15 remaining licensure examinations scheduled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Calabarzon, Bulacan COVID-19 cases rise – DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in Calabarzon and Bulacan has been increasing, with clustering of cases recorded in more than 400 areas.
FDA warns vs unregistered products
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday warned against five food products and supplements that are not registered with the agency.
Experts reviewing WHO guidelines on rapid antigen test – DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Health experts are reviewing the omnibus guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases on the use of rapid antigen tests to detect COVID-19 following a recommendation...
DOH: Some vaccine makers want payment in advance
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Some vaccine manufacturers seek advance payment for vaccines against COVID-19, which is contrary to the provisions in Republic Act 9184 or the procurement law, according to the Department of Health.
DOH records highest number of COVID-19 deaths in one day
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday recorded the highest number of deaths related to COVID-19, at 186.
Proposed ban on home quarantine put on hold
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The ban on home quarantine for mild and asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 has been placed on hold as the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has decided to study the proposal...
330K COVID-19 cases seen by month’s end
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A research team from the University of the Philippines said the number of COVID-19 cases in the country may rise to 330,000 to 375,000 by the end of September, although the country is headed in the right direction...
DOH: Flattening of COVID-19 curve not yet certain
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
For the Department of Health (DOH), there is still no certainty yet if the epidemic curve of COVID-19 has already flattened.
Online classes may cause feelings of isolation
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 6, 2020 - 12:00am
With online classes likely to increase students’ feelings of isolation due to lack of face-to-face interaction, the Department of Health said yesterday there are measures which can be taken to prevent thi...
Critical care utilization rates down after MECQ
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday reported that the country’s critical care utilization rates have gone down by more than 10 percentage points following the recent two-week moderate enhanced community qu...
Government talking with US, Russia vaccine makers
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and a representative from the Office of the President were set to meet yesterday with two foreign manufacturers of COVID vaccines...
Anti-polio vaccination coverage lowest in Calabarzon
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The ongoing anti-polio immunization campaign in the country remains low, according to the Department of Health.
Experts see flattening of COVID-19 curve by September
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The country is likely to see a flattening of the COVID-19 curve by the end of the month or September, a member of the research group of the University of the Philippines said yesterday.
Only 25 nurses applied for DOH emergency hiring program
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday reiterated the call for nurses affected by the deployment ban to help in attending to COVID-19 patients on the local front, saying only 25 of them have signed up.
‘No more backlogs in COVID-19 test results’
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health announced yesterday that it is now providing “real-time” data on coronavirus cases since the agency had already emptied the backlogs in test results.
DOH studying Israeli saliva test for COVID-19
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Israel’s saliva test is now among the test methods for COVID-19 being studied by the Department of Health, an official said yesterday.
PhilHealth: P500 million paid to Red Cross
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 19, 2020 - 12:00am
A total of P504.2 million has been paid to the Philippine Red Cross for swab tests conducted by the PRC as of Aug. 12, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. announced yesterday.
‘Virus mutation not yet significant’
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization is monitoring the reported mutation of a variant of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus-2 or SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
Local scientists report new strain of COVID-19
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
A new strain of coronavirus disease believed to be more infectious than SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, has been found in the country, a report by the Philippine Genome Center showed.
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