Alberta Province takes steps to safely return to normal; Opposition says decision made without consulting municipalities
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta Province takes steps to safely return to normal; Opposition says decision made without consulting municipalities

News Release Alberta takes steps to safely return to normal Provincewide public health measures will be gradually lifted as the fifth wave of COVID-19 subsides and pressure on the health-care system eases. Alberta will begin a careful and prudent plan to phase out public health measures, starting Feb. 8. The three-step approach will begin with … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

Only fully vaxxed travelers from visa-free countries can enter PH

By Ferdinand Patinio  (File photo) MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday clarified that only fully vaccinated foreign nationals coming from over 150 countries are allowed to enter the country without a visa starting February 10. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said foreigners whose country of nationality is not listed under Executive … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

Exec urges to honor negative antigen test for int’l arrivals

By Kris Crismundo  Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion (File photo) MANILA – Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion has recommended to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) to allow negative antigen test results as a travel requirement for those arriving in the country. “I thought the idea of antigen test … Continue reading

Protecting the health-care system from Omicron peak
Alberta / covid 19

Protecting the health-care system from Omicron peak

News ReleaseProtecting the health-care system from Omicron peak Alberta is taking immediate actions to protect Albertans and health-care system capacity as hospitalizations from COVID-19 rise. COVID-19 hospitalizations have surpassed any other time in the pandemic. Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are building bed capacity, implementing community responses and maximizing the workforce as part … Continue reading

Immunocompromised Albertans eligible for fourth dose
Alberta / covid 19

Immunocompromised Albertans eligible for fourth dose

News Release Immunocompromised Albertans eligible for fourth dose More than 80,000 Albertans will soon be able to receive fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine to bolster immunity. In line with recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and the Alberta Advisory Committee on Immunization (AACI), individuals aged 18 and older who have specific immunocompromising … Continue reading

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’

News ReleaseChanges to COVID-19 testing eligibility Due to rising demand for PCR tests, Alberta is changing the eligibility for these tests to focus on those who most need them. Daily PCR testing volumes are beginning to exceed system capacity. Wait times for booking a PCR test are now approaching four days and turnaround time for … Continue reading