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Indian variant of COVID-19 not yet detected in Philippines — DOH

Video courtesy of Department of Health MANILA — The Department of Health on Monday said it has not yet detected the presence of a so-called Indian coronavirus variant in the Philippines. “Dito po as atin sa Pilipinas, we reviewed all of our records. Pinaaral din natin sa Philippine Genome Center. We have not detected yet…

Philippines reports record increase of 10,016 COVID-19 cases

(Philstar.com) – March 29, 2021 – 4:00pm MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Monday saw 10,016 new coronavirus cases, a new record-high that pushed its total count to 731,894. The new infections are the highest since the pandemic hit the country last year. It came a week after movement was restricted in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal…

COVID-19 cases in Philippines breach 800,000

Public utility jeepneys remain parked at a terminal along Agno Street in Tatalon, Quezon City on April 5, 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News MANILA (UPDATE) — The Philippines’ total COVID-19 cases swelled to 803,398 on Monday as it reported 8,355 additional coronavirus infections. According to the ABS-CBN Data Analytics Team, the…

With 6,128 new infections, COVID-19 cases in the Philippines climb to 747,288

(Philstar.com) – March 31, 2021 – 4:36pm MANILA, Philippines (Updated 4:53 p.m.) — The Philippines on Wednesday recorded 6,128 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 747,288. Active cases: 130,245 or 17.4% of the total Recoveries: 491, pushing total to 603,746 Deaths: 106, bringing total to 13,297 What’s new today?  Fatalities recorded today…

New COVID-19 variants in the Philippines

March 22, 2021 New variants of COVID-19, such as those first detected in the United Kingdom and South Africa, have been detected in all Metro Manila cities. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says the variants have contributed to the spike in the number of cases in the capital region. March 17, 2021 COVID-19 variants first…

State repression in the Philippines during COVID-19 and beyond

As COVID-19 continues to spread in the Philippines, its health workers have been in the frontline of the battle to provide urgent care and save lives despite inadequate staffing and personal protective equipment (PPE). But the pandemic is not the only grave threat the country faces: on 3 July, a harsh anti-terrorism bill was signed…

Philippines welcomes the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines via COVAX facility

Joint press release by DOH, UNICEF, WHO, GAVI, CEPI 04 March 2021, Manila – Today, more than 480,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in the Philippines from the COVAX Facility, the international partnership established to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The Philippines is among the first countries in Southeast Asia to…

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…

 

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