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Philippines sees 6,637 more coronavirus infections
Health workers and other members of vaccine proriority groups receive their second shot of Sinovac's COVID-19 jab at Marikina Elementary School on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
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Philippines sees 6,637 more coronavirus infections

(Philstar.com) - May 6, 2021 - 4:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — Local health officials on Thursday recorded 6,637 additional COVID-19 infections, bringing the national caseload to 1,080,172.

What's new today? 

  • Frustrated by criticism of his vaccination with a COVID-19 jab not yet approved for the public, President Rodrigo Duterte is now asking China to take back its donation of 1,000 vaccines developed by Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd. 

  • The Philippines yesterday imposed a travel ban on passengers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka as a precautionary measure against the entry of the COVID-19 variant first reported in India.

  • The Department of Health said five passengers with a travel history to India have tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Sen. Richard Gordon wants the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to have its own emergency oxygen-generating plant to aid the treatment of COVID-19 and pneumonia. 

— Bella Perez-Rubio with a report from Xave Gregorio 

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