Navotas Rep. Tiangco tests positive for COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines — Navotas Representative John Rey Tiangco has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In his official Facebook page, Tiangco announced the test results of his antigen test and said that he will undergo RT-PCR testing. He assured that he is still in good condition and is undergoing quarantine.
He also advised those who were in close contact with him to exercise caution and get tested for the virus.
Para po sa inyong kaalaman, base sa antigen test ko ngayong gabi, ako ay nag-positibo sa COVID-19. Bukas po ay magpapa…
Posted by John Rey Tiangco on Tuesday, April 27, 2021
“Mabuti naman po ang aking pakiramdam at kasalukuyan po akong naka-quarantine. Patuloy po akong magbibigay ng ulat sa inyo tungkol sa aking kalagayan (I am doing well and is currently undergoing quarantine. I will continue to report about my situation),” he said.
He also reminds everyone to stay safe and follow health protocols. AAC
Umano’y nasayang na supply ng COVID-19 vaccine sa Cotabato, iniimbestigahan na — DOH
MANILA, Philippines — Iniimbestigahan na ng Department of Health (DOH) ang napaulat na pagkasayang umano ng supply ng COVID-19 vaccine na ipinadala sa bayan ng Makilala sa Cotabato.
Ayon kay Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, nasa 348 doses ng Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines ang umano’y nasayang matapos mapabayaan sa loob ng freezer nang magkaroon ng power outage sa lugar.
Paalala naman ng kagawaran sa mga lokal na pamahalaan na bantayang maigi ang kanilang COVID-19 vaccine supply upang matiyak ang wastong temperature sa pag-iimbak nito.
“Hindi lang po isang beses isang araw ang ginagawang pagmo-monitor ng temperatura ng bakuna. Ito po ay ginagawa kada apat na oras,” ani Vergeire.
Nakipag-ugnayan na aniya sila sa lokal na pamahalaan kaugnay ng insidente.
“As to the sanctions, they were already advised and the local government has been coordinated with by our regional Office,” ang wika ni Vergeire. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Aiko Miguel)
IATF upgrades mayors, governors in COVID-19 vaccination priority list
MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has included mayors and governors in the top priority group for the government’s COVID-19 vaccination.
Under Resolution No. 115-B approved on Monday, the IATF said all governors and mayors or all local chief executives will now be among the priority group A1.5 for vaccination, “regardless of the risk classification of their respective local government units (LGU).
The country has around 1,634 provincial governors and city and municipal mayors. They were previously under the fourth sector (A4 category) composed of essential workers.
The first sector includes healthcare workers, the second priority group is composed of senior citizens while the third sector includes persons with co-morbidities.
The Philippines has so far administered over two million vaccine doses since the government rolled out its immunization program on March 1.
Phl logs 5,790 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 1,143,963
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday confirmed that the Philippines has recorded 5,790 new cases of the coronavirus disease, bringing the active cases to 54,904.
This means that the country has recorded a total of 1,143, 963 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday, 4 pm.
The DOH also reported 7,541 new recoveries. This has brought the total number of Filipinos who recovered from the viral infection to 1,069,868.
The health department also logged 140 more deaths from the fatal disease, DOHbringing the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 19,191.
The DOH said the low number of new cases was due to the low testing output of laboratories on May 14.