Posts Tagged Coronavirus

COVID confirmatory testing should be reserved for symptomatic, vulnerable people – WHO exec

Robie de Guzman   •   January 12, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Targeted testing is a better use of the country’s resources on RT-PCR test, an official from the World Health Organization (WHO) said, following calls for mass testing...

15 PSG personnel infected with COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   January 6, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – At least 15 members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), its chief, Colonel Randolph Cabangbang said Thursday. In a statement,...

Panibagong COVID-19 surge pinangangambahan dahil sa tumataas na namang kaso sa bansa — OCTA

Robie de Guzman   •   December 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Nagpahayag ng pagkabahala ang independent pandemic monitoring OCTA Research Team sa biglang pagbilis ng hawaan ng COVID-19 sa bansa. Ayon kay OCTA Research fellow Guido David, maaaring...

Target na 54 million COVID vaccination rate, posibleng maabot sa unang bahagi ng 2022 — DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   December 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malabo nang maabot ng pamahalaan ang COVID-19 full vaccination target nitong 54 milyon bago matapos ang taong 2021. Sa kasalukuyan ay nasa 56 milyong Pilipino pa lamang...

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant called ‘Mu’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 1, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant called Mu. According to the WHO bulletin on Tuesday (August 31), the Mu variant or B.1.621,...

Philippines reports largest daily rise of 8,773 new COVID-19 cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines has logged another record high of 8,773 new COVID-19 cases in a day. Based on latest bulletin of the Department of Health (DOH), as of  Thursday (March...

Philippines logs 7,757 new COVID-19 cases

UNTV News   •   March 21, 2021

MANILA —  The Philippines logged its second highest single-day record of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 7,757, taking the active cases tally to 73,072. In its latest bulletin, the Department...

Duterte rescinds IATF decision, orders 10 to14-year-olds to stay home

Marje Pelayo   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte revoked the earlier decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19 (IATF) easing age restrictions in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). Duterte...

Philippines includes China, 4 other countries in travel ban list

Marje Pelayo   •   January 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang announced Tuesday (January 12) that the Philippine government is expanding its travel ban to include China and four other countries amid threats of a new coronavirus...

Pyongyang disinfects the city after North Korea introduced tougher curbs against coronavirus

UNTV News   •   July 29, 2020

North Korea’s state-run television on Tuesday (July 28) released a video of Pyongyang workers disinfecting the city as the state introduced tougher curbs against the coronavirus, after it locked down...

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