Posts Tagged Delta

PH detects 492 new cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Robie de Guzman   •   January 19, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has detected 492 additional cases of the more transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. In an update, the DOH said...

PH gov’t to ramp up administration of COVID vaccine booster jabs to 500K a day – Galvez

Robie de Guzman   •   January 18, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government will increase the number of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots being administered in the country to 500,000 daily, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said. In...

Mataas na kaso ng COVID-19 sa Metro Manila, posibleng abutin ng 2 buwan – OCTA

Robie de Guzman   •   January 13, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Posibleng tumagal ng dalawang buwan ang nararanasang surge ng COVID-19 cases sa bansa sa kabila ng nakikitang pagbagal ng hawaan, partikular na sa National Capital Region (NCR)....

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...

DOTr to enforce ‘no vax, no ride’ policy in Metro Manila public transport

Robie de Guzman   •   January 12, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday announced it will be implementing a “no vaccination, no ride” policy for public utility vehicles operating in Metro Manila. In...

Napaulat na kombinasyon ng COVID-19 variants, posibleng lab error – health expert

Robie de Guzman   •   January 11, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Naniniwala ang isang health expert na nagkaroon ng pagkakamali sa ginawang sequencing ng isang laboratory sa Cyprus kaya lumabas ang dalawang variant na Omicron at Delta sa...

Concepcion: Hospital capacity should guide alert levels

Maris Federez   •   January 5, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion emphasized that hospital capacity should guide the government in its decisions about alert levels. Concepcion said that “the country must change...

Muling pagtaas ng COVID-19 cases sa Pilipinas, posible umanong epekto ng pinagsamang Omicron at Delta variant

Robie de Guzman   •   December 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Naniniwala ang isang infectious disease expert na ang nangyayaring hawaan ng COVID-19 sa National Capital Region (NCR) ay sanhi na ng Omicron variant. Paliwanag ni Dr. Rontgene...

Pharma companies to develop drugs based on COVID-19 variant

Maris Federez   •   December 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Pharmaceutical companies are looking into developing drugs specific to each COVID-19 variant. Health experts involved in the clinical trial of molnupiravir in the country said the oral...

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