covid 19 / Philippines

Gov’t to reveal price of Sinovac vaccines once deal finalized

By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Monday vowed to reveal the price of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. once the national government’s deal with the Chinese vaccine supplier is finalized. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this assurance insisting that Sinovac has accorded the “best price” to … Continue reading

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Senator Bong Go alarmed by public apprehension on Covid-19 vaccines

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   Senator Christopher Lawrence Go. (Photo courtesy of Senate PRIB) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Friday expressed alarm by the public’s apprehension about getting inoculated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine. In his manifestation during the Senate hearing on the Covid-19 national vaccine roadmap, Go lamented that some Filipinos, while … Continue reading

Applications Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant
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Applications Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant

News Release Applications Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant Province Providing up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses Impacted by Provincewide Shutdown TORONTO — The Ontario government has opened  applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, first announced in December, provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to … Continue reading

967 new cases identified; 21 additional deaths in last 24 hours
Alberta / covid 19

967 new cases identified; 21 additional deaths in last 24 hours

News Release Update 172: COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (Jan. 14, 5:15 p.m.) As COVID-19 case numbers decrease, some restrictions will be eased next week. Continue to follow public health restrictions to protect others as well as the health-care system. Latest updates Over the last 24 hours, 967 new cases were identified. There are 806 people … Continue reading

Alberta / covid 19

Limited provincewide changes to public health measures

News Release Limited provincewide changes to public health measures Easing of restrictions for outdoor gatherings, personal services and funeral attendance will take effect Jan. 18. While indoor gatherings remain prohibited, up to 10 people will be allowed at outdoor social gatherings. Personal and wellness services will be allowed to open by appointment only. Funeral ceremony … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

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
Alberta / covid 19

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

covid 19 / Philippines

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