Coronavirus deaths in Philippines breach 24,000
Security personnel remind people to observe health protocols as they queue for their COVID-19 vaccine at the SM City San Lazaro in Manila on June 22, 2021. After a low turnout of COVID-19 vaccine recipients from various vaccination sites on Monday, Manila City Mayor Francisco Isko Moreno Domagoso scraps the no walk-in policy to accomodate more people wanting to be inoculated.
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Coronavirus deaths in Philippines breach 24,000

(Philstar.com) - June 24, 2021 - 4:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — Local health authorities on Thursday reported 6,043 more COVID-19 infections, bringing the national caseload to 1,378,260.

What's new today?

  • The Philippines received two million more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech.

  • US health authorities plan to update official guidance about administering mRNA COVID vaccines to adolescents and young adults after finding a likely link to rare cases of heart inflammation, but say the overall benefits still "clearly" outweigh the risks.

  • The Senate will launch a probe seeking to determine whether face shields really work to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in light of the pandemic task force's continued insistence that they be worn by the general public on top of face masks. 

— Bella Perez-Rubio 

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