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Duterte hopes UK variant not ‘more dangerous’ than original

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos UK VARIANT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases core members prior to his talk to the people at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Wednesday night (Jan. 13, 2021). Duterte is hoping that the UK variant would … Continue reading

Satellite vaccine clinics open in emergency departments
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Satellite vaccine clinics open in emergency departments

News Release Satellite vaccine clinics open in emergency departments Satellite vaccine clinics have opened in emergency departments in hospitals around the province. Nine satellite clinics have already taken place, with more than 425 emergency department staff vaccinated. As more vaccine becomes available, additional clinics will be opened for eligible staff. Alberta Health Services and Covenant … Continue reading

Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two
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Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two

News Release Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two Province to Expand COVID-19 Immunization Program to Seniors, Frontline Essential Workers in Next Phase of Rollout Plan TORONTO — The Ontario government is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people before the end of Phase Two of the government’s vaccine implementation … Continue reading

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DOH confirms UK Covid-19 variant now in Philippines

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on Wednesday confirmed the detection of the B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country after samples from a Filipino who arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Jan. 7 yielded positive genome sequencing results. DOH, in a press … Continue reading

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Most LGUs prefer AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine: DILG

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya. (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Most local government units (LGUs) in the country preferred to acquire the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Wednesday. “So nakakapili po sila (LGUs) kung ano po yung preference (Covid-19 vaccine) nila (They … Continue reading

652 new cases identified; 38 additional deaths reported in last 24 hours
Alberta / covid 19

652 new cases identified; 38 additional deaths reported in last 24 hours

News Release Update 170: COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (Jan. 12, 3:45 p.m.) Cases continue to decline, but Albertans must stay diligent in following public health restrictions to protect the health-care system and limit the spread of COVID-19. Latest updates Over the last 24 hours, 652 new cases were identified. There are 819 people in hospital … Continue reading

Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives
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Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

News Release Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives Province Issues Stay-at-Home Order and Introduces Enhanced Enforcement Measures to Reduce Mobility TORONTO – In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the real and looming threat of the collapse of the province’s hospital system and … Continue reading

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Philippine gov’t allots P75-B for Covid-19 vaccines

By Jelly Musico   COVID-19 VACCINE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 50th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on Jan. 11, 2021. The Department of Finance reported that PHP75 billion has been allotted for the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines for 57 million Filipinos. (Presidential photo by Alberto Alcain) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The national government has … Continue reading

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Nat’l gov’t to provide Covid-19 vaccines for poor LGUs

By Filane Mikee Cervantes  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Malacañang on Tuesday said the national government would shoulder the costs of procuring coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines for local government units (LGUs) with meager funds. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said other LGUs would still be allowed to purchase their own supply of vaccines for their constituents. This … Continue reading