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Philippines to get China-donated COVID-19 vaccines this month

Health workers and employees of Philippine General Hospital register for COVID-19 vaccination, expected to arrive this month, at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila, Philippines. Image Credit: Reuters Manila: The Philippines is set to receive 600,000 doses this month of Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine donated by China, a portion of which will be used to inoculate…

How The Philippines Is Fighting COVID-19

After more than three months of hard lockdowns, the Philippines is now trying to ease out quarantine restrictions for its economy to bounce back. While the focus is on saving lives and looking after the health and well-being of every Filipino, developing economies like the Philippines with a population of around 109 million people –…

Philippines receives Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine after delays

MANILA: The Philippines received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday (Feb 28), among the last in Southeast Asia to secure the critical doses despite having the second-highest number of infections and deaths in the region.A Chinese military transport aircraft carrying 600,000 doses of vaccine donated by China arrived in an air base in the…

Philippines detects first cases of COVID-19 variant first seen in South Africa

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 9:36 a.m.) — The more contagious COVID-19 variant first identified in South Africa has reached the Philippines, the Department of Health said Tuesday. The Philippine Genome Center detected six cases of B.1.351, or the variant that was first seen in South Africa in December last year, when it conducted genome sequencing of samples…

Philippines launches COVID-19 vaccinations amid supply problems

MANILA: The Philippines launched a vaccination campaign on Monday (Mar 1) to contain one of Southeast Asia’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks but faces supply problems and public resistance, which it hopes to ease by inoculating top officials.Cabinet officials, along with health workers and military and police personnel, were among the first to be vaccinated in six…

Philippines’ gender diversity in e-commerce workforce drops amid COVID-19 pandemic, data shows

Image by StartupStockPhotos via Pixabay ‘); SPONSORED ARTICLES Gender diversity in the Philippine e-commerce workforce declined during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a data released by a meta-search website in light of International Women’s Month.In its 2021 data, product discovery and comparison platform iPrice Group found that the Philippines dipped to the fourth spot among seven…

Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 10:46 a.m.) — The Philippines finally kicked off its long-anticipated COVID-19 inoculation drive, which has been delayed for weeks, on Monday, with medical workers and government officials leading the country’s pandemic response among the first in the queue to receive the coveted shots. The first dose of CoronaVac, the vaccine developed by China’s…

Philippines receives COVID-19 vaccine after delays

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine Sunday, among the last in Southeast Asia to secure the critical doses despite having the second-highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in the hard-hit region.A Chinese military transport aircraft carrying 600,000 doses of vaccine donated by China arrived in an air…

Philippines reports 52 more cases of South African COVID-19 variant

A local official wears a face mask and a face shield as protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) near a community quarantine checkpoint in a village under local lockdown, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, February 25, 2021. (Reuters/Lisa Marie David) ‘); SPONSORED ARTICLES MANILA — The Philippines has recorded 52 more cases of a highly contagious coronavirus variant…

Philippines logs 3,045 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily rise since mid-October

Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) – March 5, 2021 – 4:02pm MANILA, Philippines — Days after starting its vaccination campaign, the Philippines recorded 3,045 new coronavirus infections Friday—the highest single day rise since mid-October—pushing the country’s caseload to 587,704. Of the total recorded cases, 40,074 or 6.8% are active, latest data from the Department of Health showed. Majority or 95.3% of…


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