Cebu man with UK variant now found negative for coronavirus – QC epidemiology chief

Consuelo Marquez 02/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The 35-year-old Cebu resident, who contracted the more contagious variant of Covid-19, has now tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the causative agent of severe respiratory disease Covid-19. This was revealed Friday by Dr.…

22 among 25 UK Covid-19 variant patients have recovered — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 02/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-two among the 25 patients in the country who were infected with the more transmisible UK variant of the new coronavirus have recovered, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. Health undersecretary Maria Rosario…

Rumors and fear dog Philippine plan for coronavirus vaccine drive

Reuters 01/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — In the Philippines, a country of 108 million, memories of a dengue vaccine that has been banned locally are putting people off the idea of coronavirus immunization even before the campaign begins. “Many kids…

LIST: Target trial sites in PH for Janssen, Clover, Sinovac vaccines

Darryl John Esguerra 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Three Covid-19 vaccines have been cleared so far by regulators to be tested in the Philippines through Phase 3 clinical trials— the vaccines developed by Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Chinese firms Clover Biopharmaceuticals and Sinovac…

SSS sees P41-B loss in contributions if rate hike delayed

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 01/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The state-run pension fund Social Security System stands to lose over P41 million worth of contributions if the scheduled increase in contribution rate is shelved, an official said Thursday. SSS president and chief executive…

Duterte says he will take responsibility for anything wrong with COVID-19 vaccines

Krissy Aguilar 01/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that he would take responsibility if something should go wrong in the use of COVID-19 vaccines that the national government would buy. In a taped speech aired Wednesday,…

A year after first death in China, coronavirus source still a puzzle

Agence France Presse 01/10/2021

WUHAN — It is the world’s most pressing scientific puzzle, but experts warn there may never be conclusive answers over the source of the coronavirus, after an investigative effort marked from the start by disarray, Chinese secrecy…

COVID-19 cases top 80 million worldwide—AFP count

Agence France Presse 12/27/2020

PARIS — More than 80 million confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected worldwide since the pandemic began a year ago and 1.76 million deaths, according to an AFP tally based on official figures at 0800 GMT…

Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies — report

Reuters 11/29/2020

SINGAPORE — A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the…

Active COVID-19 cases lowest since July 30

Dona Z. Pazzibugan 11/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Active COVID-19 cases fell to their lowest in nearly four months even as 43 more people were confirmed to have died due to the coronavirus. A total of 1,968 new COVID-19 cases were reported…

CCPO keeping an eye on city’s interior areas 

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/16/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—With the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City, the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is preparing to bolster its security measures during the holiday season. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert…

DOH: Average daily COVID-19 cases drop by 25 percent

Jovic Yee 11/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines saw its overall number of new cases drop by 25 percent last month, in part driven by the continued decline in the number of infections in Metro Manila, the epicenter of the…

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