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…

Mass testing pushed as PH logs 4,600 new COVID-19 cases

Jeanatte Andrade, Marlon Ramos 01/03/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The surge in new COVID-19 cases due to the easing of quarantine restrictions during the Christmas holidays picked up pace as the Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday, January 2, 2022, reported 4,600 new…

DOH, OCTA note higher COVID-19 infection rate

Jerome Aning, Tina G. Santos 12/30/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, reported that the country’s COVID-19 positivity rate jumped to 4.5 percent and the independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research group said it was even higher…

DOH: Booster doses for fully vaxxed adults to start on December

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 12/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — All fully vaccinated adults will be eligible to receive COVID-19 booster doses starting December 3, according to the Department of Health (DOH). “All fully vaccinated adults are eligible to receive COVID-19 booster shots starting…

GAB working to bring back fans in venues 

Dale Rosal 11/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) is optimistic that professional sports in the country may soon welcome back its patrons and spectators amidst the continuing downtrend COVID-19. In the monthly press conference of GAB,  chairman…

DOH-7 chief pathologist sees no reason elevating Lapu alert level

Futch Anthony Inso 11/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Department of Health (DOH) should consider several factors before deciding to elevate the alert level of Lapu-Lapu City. This Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the chief pathologist of DOH-7, said as she sees no reason…

Cebu City targets 96,000 vaccinations on national vaxx days

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be 90 vaccination sites that will be put up for the three-day national vaccination days from November 29 to December 1, 2021, here in the hopes of vaccinating 96,000 individuals. The…

Cebu City prepares for return of face-to-face classes in colleges, universities

Inquirer.net, Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Officials in Cebu City are preparing for the implementation of limited in-person classes in non-medical colleges and universities. The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Thursday, November 18, 2021, announced that they will be…

Mandaue starts vaccination of minors on Thursday

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/03/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City will start vaccinating its minor residents aged 12 to 17 years old on Thursday, November 4. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, who is also the president of the Association of…

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