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Philippines defers new COVID-19 plan, maintains MECQ in NCR

MANILA — The Philippines capital region will remain under the second strictest coronavirus containment measures, a senior official said on Tuesday, despite a day earlier announcing a relaxation of curbs to spur business activity.Imposition of the more relaxed “general community quarantine” in Metro Manila has been deferred, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said, without giving a reason.The decision means…

Philippines sees 16,621 new COVID-19 cases

Philstar.comSeptember 2, 2021 | 4:02pm Health workers attend to COVID-19 patients at the chapel of Quezon City General Hospital which was turned into an intensive care unit on Sept. 2, 2021.The STAR / Michael Varcas MANILA, Philippines — Health authorities on Thursday reported 16,621 more coronavirus cases to bring the country’s total to 2,020,484. Today’s…

Philippines detects Lambda COVID-19 variant

PHILIPPINE health authorities on Sunday said they have detected the first case of the Lambda coronavirus variant that is more contagious and resistant to vaccines. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCASPHILIPPINE health authorities on Sunday said they have detected the first case of the Lambda coronavirus variant that is more contagious and resistant to vaccines. The…


21 September, 2021 | Events, News, Press Releases, U.S. & PhilippinesManila, September 21, 2021 – The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), hosted a Strong…21 September, 2021 | Chargé D’Affaires, Events, News, Press Releases, U.S. & PhilippinesManila, September 21, 2021 — The United States partnered with the…

Philippines logs new record-high 22,366 COVID-19 cases

Philstar.comAugust 30, 2021 | 4:01pm Residents receive their first dose of Moderna vaccine at the “Vaccine Express” of Vice President Leni Robredo’s team in San Pedro Laguna on Aug. 28, 2021.The STAR / Geremy Pintolo MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Monday reported 22,366 more coronavirus cases, its new record-high number of infections since the…

Philippines hits 2 million Covid-19 infections amid worst wave yet

Bangkok, Sep 1 (EFE).- The Philippines surpassed 2 million Covid-19 cases Wednesday in middle of its worst wave of infections, straining the health system due to the diseases’ delta variant, the most contagious mutation yet. The Health Ministry’s Twitter account reported 14,216 new cases – raising the total to more than 2 million cases –…

COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rise to 1,247,899

( – June 3, 2021 – 4:00pm MANILA, Philippines — Local health authorities on Thursday reported 7,217 additional coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 1,247,899. What’s new today? The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a measure further extending the validity of Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 to…

Those who refuse to get vaccinated vs COVID-19 may be arrested, Duterte warns

The Mandaluyong City Medical Center Mega Vaccination Site. Photo taken on Monday, June 7, 2021. (File photo by NIÑO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer) MANILA, Philippines — People who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 may be arrested, President Rodrigo Duterte warned during his taped weekly Monday night briefing. “They are hard-headed.  Don’t get…

Philippines reaches 5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered — official

( – May 30, 2021 – 11:14am MANILA, Philippines — Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Sunday said the Philippines has administered over five million doses of COVID-19 vaccine as May nears its end. Galvez touted over radio dzMM the said figure that came nearly three months since the much-needed inoculation efforts in the country…

Philippines sees 7,228 more COVID-19 cases

( – June 6, 2021 – 4:01pm MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Sunday reported 7,228 new coronavirus cases, pushing the country’s total count to 1,269,478. Today’s development saw active cases up by 3,574 from June 5’s 55,790. DOH said three laboratories did not turn in screening results.  Active cases: 59,337 or 4.7%…


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