NCR Covid-19 cases drop further–OCTA

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 04:31:51 +0000

THE number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the National Capital Region dropped further to 2,454 cases per day during the week of April 30 to May 6, suggesting a continued downward trend in the region, according to OCTA Research. In its May 7 report, the current daily average number of cases is […]

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Covid cases in NCR drop

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 16:20:28 +0000

THE number of Covid-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) has gone down, and so has the virus’ reproduction number, the independent group OCTA Research reported on Monday. The region averaged 3,144 cases in the past seven days, 18 percent lower than the previous week’s average. It is also 43 percent lower than the […]

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NCR, 2 other regions post huge economic decline in 2020

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 05:15:49 +0000

THE National Capital Region (NCR) posted a 10.1 percent decline in its economy in 2020 but the largest drop in the same year was recorded in Central Luzon at 13.9 percent and Calabarzon at 10.5 percent, the government reported on Thursday. In a press briefing on Thursday, PSA officials said NCR’s gross domestic product dropped by […]

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Spread of Covid-19 slows – OCTA 

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 06:33:45 +0000

THE spread of the new coronavirus disease in the National Capital Region (NCR) has slowed, a team of researchers said on Sunday. OCTA Research said that the reproduction number (R0) of cases in Metro Manila slowed to 0.93 from April 18 to 24, or an average of 3,841 cases. The reproduction number indicates how infectious […]

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Herd immunity eyed in NCR, other high-risk areas by Oct — Galvez

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 05:13:26 +0000

THE government will focus its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination drive on high-risk areas such as the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring provinces to achieve herd immunity by October, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said. This, as the government allocated the latest batch of 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine to NCR-plus and other areas […]

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Expanded power electronic vouchers pushed for households on lockdown

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 05:11:10 +0000

A lawmaker on Saturday proposed the implementation of an expanded “Pantawid Kuryente” program that will provide electronic discount vouchers to consumers in areas affected by the lockdowns in the country. In a statement, House of Representatives’ Deputy Speaker Bernadette Herrera-Dy asked the Departments of Social Welfare, Energy, Finance and other concerned agencies to “swiftly revive […]

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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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PH detects more Covid-19 variant cases

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:38:40 +0000

MORE than 600 cases of new variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have been detected in the country, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Sunday. Of the 752 sequenced samples from patients, 642 were new variants including the B117 that was first detected in the United Kingdom, B1351 that originated in South African […]

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Second batch of medical workers from Visayas deployed in NCR

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 03:11:08 +0000

SEN. Christopher “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 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases in the region. “Maraming salamat sa inyong patuloy […]

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Robredo’s Swab Cab rolls out in Quezon City

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 04:34:39 +0000

THE Office of the Vice President (OVP) on Saturday rolled out its mobile antigen testing program in Quezon City. On her Facebook account, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo shared photos of residents lining up to get themselves tested for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “Our Swab Cab is in [three] different areas in Quezon […]

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