70% in Central Visayas inoculated against COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has already vaccinated 70 percent of its target population against COVID-19, a year since the vaccination campaign rolled out.  In a recent press conference, the Department of Health in Central Visayas…

Number of dengue cases may continue to rise, says DOH-7 

Morexette Marie Erram 06/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has reiterated its reminders and caution to the public when it comes to dengue. Local health officials here said that they are expecting the number of dengue…

VVOC: No expiring COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) assures that there is no expiring COVID-19 vaccine in the region by the end of June. This was after the Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Myra Cabotaje…

27 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to expire in July, says Concepcion

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 04/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Some 27 million COVID-19 vaccine doses are nearing expiry in the Philippines with the majority of its eligible vaccinated population yet to receive their vaccine booster shots. Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion on…

Vaccination card expiry date, other ideas eyed to push COVID-19 booster shot

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 03/31/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A health official on Thursday said setting an expiration date on vaccination cards would be a “good strategy” to encourage Filipinos to get booster shots against COVID-19. “Yes, that’s also a good strategy,” is…

DOH: Face masks may go by end-2022 if COVID-19 becomes endemic

Daphne Galvez 02/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The use of face masks may hopefully be gone by the end of this year, according to the Department of Health (DOH), if coronavirus cases in the country become “manageable” and  COVID-19 “reach that…

COVID-19 risk level improves in Bacolod, Cebu, Mandaue – OCTA Research

Cathrine Gonzales 02/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 risk levels in the cities of Bacolod, Cebu, and Mandaue have improved to high risk from the previous very high-risk status, independent analytics group OCTA Research said Friday, February 4, 2022. Based on…

Mandaue Hospital patients transferred to tents as repair work starts

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/26/2022

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Patients at the Mandaue City Hospital were temporarily transferred to the tents outside the facility due to the ongoing repair work of the damaged parts of the hospital caused by typhoon Odette.…

COVID-19 infection of 22,958 more boosts PH’s tally to nearly 3.3 million

John Eric Mendoza 01/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ total COVID-19 case count is approaching 3,3 million as the Department of Health (DOH) reported Wednesday, January 19, 2022, the infection of 22,958 more people in the country. The nationwide COVID-19 tally…

COVID-19 numbers understated, underreported, DOH admits

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Despite logging high number of coronavirus cases, the actual COVID-19 numbers remain to be understated, the Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Dr. Alethea De Guzman, director of the Epidemiology Bureau of the DOH,…

Mandaue prepares for Omicron variant

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/07/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government continues to prepare for the more transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant.  Aside from the on standby quarantine facilities and step down facility, Mayor Jonas Cortes said they would be empowering…

DOH exec: ‘It looks like the Omicron wave is upon us’

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/03/2022

MANILA, Philippines — It seems that the “Omicron wave” is upon the Philippines as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary and country’s treatment czar Leopoldo Vega said Monday, January 3, 2022. Vega said…

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