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

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

(Philstar.com) – 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…

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

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…

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Philippines sees 7,228 more COVID-19 cases

Philippines sees 7,228 more COVID-19 cases

(Philstar.com) – 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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Philippines starts vaccinating economic frontliners vs COVID-19

Philippines starts vaccinating economic frontliners vs COVID-19

Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) – June 7, 2021 – 11:31am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines finally started on Monday the vaccination of the working population, or economic frontliners, against COVID-19. About 35 million Filipinos belong to the fourth priority group, which is composed of workers in the government, private and informal sectors. Some 50 frontliners…

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Philippines vaccinates 127,000 essential workers vs COVID-19

Philippines vaccinates 127,000 essential workers vs COVID-19

A medical worker transfers a COVID-19 vaccine dose into a syringe during an inoculation program inside the Makati Coliseum, which was converted turned into a vaccination site, on May 5, 2021. Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News MANILA – The Philippines has vaccinated 127,614 workers a week since the national government began inoculating Filipinos employed in…

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