Global death toll passes 3M

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:18:39 +0000

The global Covid-19 death toll passed three million on Saturday as the pandemic speeds up despite vaccination campaigns, leading countries like India to impose new lockdowns to fight spiraling infection numbers. It is the latest grim milestone since the novel coronavirus first surfaced in central China in December 2019 and went on to infect more […]

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More health workers in Visayas deployed in NCR

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:17:52 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go lauded the second batch of medical frontliners from the Visayas who volunteered to work in hospitals and health care facilities in the National Capital Region (NCR). They heeded the senator’s appeal to volunteer in Metro Manila amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the region. “Maraming salamat sa inyong […]

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QC opens platform for free swab test

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:16:21 +0000

The Quezon city government has opened an online platform wherein residents can book an appointment for free Covid-19 testing. Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte said through the platform, residents can report to the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) if they are close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients or if they are experiencing any symptoms. “With […]

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Palace hails emergence of community pantries

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:15:39 +0000

Malacañang said the emergence of community pantries exemplifies the Filipino bayanihan spirit during trying times. In a statement on Saturday, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the initiatives of Filipinos to help their countrymen amid the Covid-19 pandemic is laudable. The first community pantry was put up by 26-year-old Ana Patricia Non on Maginhawa Street […]

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Metro Manila contact tracers beefed up

Credit to Author: Christian Crow Maghanoy| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:12:29 +0000

More contact tracers will be hired in Metro Manila starting May 1, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Friday. DILG Officer in Charge Bernardo Florece Jr. said 4,754 contact tracers will be recruited under the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DoLE) Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers or Tupad program, […]

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6 PH firms eye vaccine manufacturing plants

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:19:12 +0000

At least six Filipino companies are considering building vaccine manufacturing plants in the country that will make the Philippines vaccine self-sufficient. Department of Science and Technology (DoST) Undersecretary for Research and Development Rowena Cristina Guevara said the six companies were in discussions with government agencies for setting up a fill-and-finish facility or a full-fledged vaccine […]

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All approved vaccines safe – Concepcion

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:18:24 +0000

Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Jose Maria “Joey” Concepcion 3rd on Thursday vouched for the safety and efficacy of all coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines that were authorized or approved for use. The founder of Go Negosyo highlighted the importance of building vaccine confidence especially with the recent setback that the private sector has faced with […]

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Breeze, ventilation fight Covid – experts

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:17:13 +0000

OREGON: Opening windows to grasp fresh, natural breeze and ventilating spaces should be at the heart of efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19, a group of experts said on Thursday, arguing that confusion over airborne transmission meant this simple measure was being overlooked. Mounting evidence convinced many places to adopt mask-wearing recommendations and health […]

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Mobile hospital to rise in Rizal Park

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:18:57 +0000

A temporary mobile hospital and drive-through vaccination site will soon rise in Rizal Park after the Department of Tourism (DoT) gave its nod to the project. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced that the Board of Directors of the National Parks Development Committee approved the proposal of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to build a […]

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US stops using J&J vaccine

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:16:34 +0000

WASHINGTON, D. C.: President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the rollout. Biden declared that even with a temporary loss of […]

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