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Reported Covid-19 cases seen to rise with antigen test: DOH

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The inclusion of rapid antigen test results on the official list of positive Covid-19 cases would lead to higher number of new confirmed infections, a health official said Wednesday. “Isasama natin ito sa ating (We’ll include these [results] on our) official list of positive cases but we’ll have … Continue reading

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‘NCR +’ under ECQ March 29 to April 4

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered another week of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the strictest quarantine status, in Metro Manila and its nearby provinces from March 29 to April 4, Malacañang announced on Saturday. Duterte made the decision following the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management … Continue reading

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Covid-19 admissions in Metro Manila hospitals rise

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   MORE PATIENTS. A hospital hallway leading to rooms of Covid-19 patients. In the past weeks, more beds are occupied by patients infected with the disease in some cities in Metro Manila. (Screengrab) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– An official of the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said more beds are occupied by patients … Continue reading

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Vaccine optimism possible cause of PH Covid-19 cases surge: WHO

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   World Health Organization country representative Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Vaccine optimism is one of the possible factors causing the surge of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country, World Health Organization (WHO) country representative Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe said on Monday. Abeyasinghe made this comment in televised public briefing … Continue reading

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Galvez hails expected arrival of vaccines starting mid-Feb

  National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., on Sunday lauded the expected arrival of the first wave of Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines from the COVAX Facility. “This … Continue reading

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Adapt to new normal till pandemic is over, Pinoys urged

By Lade Jean Kabagani National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. (file photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., on Thursday urged Filipinos to adapt to the new normal by observing health protocols until the public health crisis is … Continue reading

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DOT backs expanded travel ban amid new Covid-19 variant

File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) throws its full support for the implementation of more stringent entry protocols in view of the confirmed new Covid-19 variant. “While we favor the resumption of inbound travel to stimulate economic recovery, we value above all else the health and safety of our people. … Continue reading

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El Nido expands travel bubble starting Oct. 30: DOT

El Nido expands travel bubble starting Oct. 30: DOT By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – El Nido is easing its travel restrictions to welcome more tourists starting October 30, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Saturday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the provincial government of Palawan agreed to move on to the “second … Continue reading