Health

COVID-19 vaccine approval in PH possible in April 2021 – FDA

Robie de Guzman   •   September 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday said the approval of a vaccine against novel coronavirus disease may be possible in April 2021. During a...

Davao LGU to require air passengers to file online form, secure QR code starting Oct. 12

Robie de Guzman   •   September 25, 2020

The government of Davao City has announced it will soon require the submission of online form and QR code for passengers bound for Davao International Airport. In an advisory, the...

New ASF outbreaks reported in 6 Luzon provinces, DA says

Robie de Guzman   •   September 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – New outbreaks of the African Swine Fever (ASF) have been monitored in six provinces in Luzon, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Thursday. During a Laging Handa...

Experts see rise in number of COVID-19 critical cases while curve slowly flattens

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 22, 2020

As the daily number of COVID-19 cases in the country slowly drops, experts on the other hand worry about the increasing number of recorded critical and severe cases. Doctors at...

DOST names 13 hospitals involved in WHO COVID-19 vaccine solidarity trials

Robie de Guzman   •   September 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday announced that 13 hospitals will be involved in the solidarity trials of the World Health Organization (WHO) for...

DOH records 3,311 additional confirmed COVID-19 patients

Maris Federez   •   September 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has issued a bulletin on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) showing that the total number of COVID-19 cases was at 286,743, as of...

DOH logs 3,962 new cases in confirmed COVID-19 list

Maris Federez   •   September 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reports that the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is now at 283,460 as of 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19,...

CDC reverses earlier COVID-19 guidance that said asymptomatic people may not need testing

Maris Federez   •   September 19, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday (US Eastern Time) reversed its controversial coronavirus testing guidance that said people who were exposed to an infected person but...

BARMM health minister, 3 others beat COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   September 17, 2020

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Health Minister Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan and three employees of the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) have recovered from the novel coronavirus disease...

Study suggests wearing of masks generates immunity vs. COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   September 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Wearing of masks gives a person immunity against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to an article published by the New England Journal of Medicine on September 8, 2020....

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