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COVID-19 cases in Philippines may reach 1M before end-April — OCTA Research

Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) – April 5, 2021 – 3:08pm MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines may reach more than a million before the end of April, an independent research group said Monday, as the country continues to deal with a spike in infections that has swamped hospitals. In its latest report, the…

Are these COVID-19 vaccines eyed by Philippines effective? A vaccinologist weighs in

A medical worker prepares a dose of a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a vaccination centre in Sunway Medical Centre, in Subang Jaya, Malaysia March 12, 2021. (Reuters/Lim Huey Teng) ‘); SPONSORED ARTICLES Vaccines from all seven manufacturers the national government secured deals with are effective in preventing the virus which causes COVID-19.Vaccinologist…

TIMELINE: One year of Covid-19 in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines—It has been a year since the Philippines recorded its first case of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and yet the country still continues to grapple with SARS Cov2, the virus that causes it. INQUIRER.net looks back at the most pressing stories about the pandemic in the country. From how COVID-19 emerged from being a nameless…

Philippines under ‘second wave’ of COVID-19

Catholic devotees attend Mass outside the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, Parańaque City on March 24, 2021 as the National Capital Region plus adjacent provinces were placed under general community quarantine with stricter restrictions, which prohibits mass gatherings from March 22 until April 4, 2021. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News MANILA…

Philippines: WB Approves US$500 Million for COVID-19 Vaccines and Pandemic Response to Boost Resilient Recovery

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2021 — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$500 million in funding to support the Philippine government’s program to purchase and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, strengthen the country’s health systems, and overcome the impact of the pandemic especially on the poor and the most vulnerable. The newly approved financing will…

Philippines reports record rise of COVID-19 cases as curbs tightened

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines on Monday reported a record daily rise of 8,019 COVID-19 infections, as authorities implemented tighter curbs in the congested capital region and hospital capacity neared critical levels in some areas.In a bulletin, the health ministry said total confirmed cases had reached 671,792, while deaths increased by four to 12,972. It…

Philippines OKs Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) – February 22, 2021 – 12:20pm MANILA, Philippines (Updated 1:12 p.m.) — The country’s Food and Drug Administration has granted an Emergency Use Authorization for the coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech, its chief said Monday.  It is the third COVID-19 jab to get the approval needed for…

Manila Locks Down as COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines

ASEAN Beat | Politics | Southeast Asia Millions of Filipinos will spend their second straight Easter Sunday under lockdown in an effort to stop a record surge of COVID-19 infections. Empty streets around the Ortigas Center in the Philippine capital Manila during the community quarantine, March 18, 2020. Credit: Flickr/Asian Development BankAdvertisementThe Philippine government said Saturday it will put…

HIGHEST EVER: Philippines logs 10,016 new COVID-19 cases

A worker from the sanitation department sprays disinfectant solution in Gagalangin,Tondo, Manila on March 15, 2021. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News MANILA (UPDATE) — The Philippines recorded another record-high number of new COVID-19 infections at 10,016, pushing the country’s total cases to 731,894 on Monday as a stricter community quarantine classification is being imposed on Metro…

Philippines eyes Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for seniors

People queue to claim financial assistance in Pasay City as they remain under community quarantine on March 10, 2021. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News  MANILA — The Philippines is eyeing giving its 9 million senior citizens the COVID-19 vaccine from Beijing-based Sinovac Biotech, an official leading the inoculation strategy said on Wednesday.  Authorities have secured a…


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