Scale down on testing, scale up on vaccines

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 09/13/2021

The strategy being pursued by the government to stop the spread of COVID-19 is failing. It’s resulting in a waste of public funds, with little hope of slowing down the pandemic. Everyone is quarreling about the correct…

DOH reports 13,573 new COVID-19 cases

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter 08/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported 13,573 more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the country’s total coronavirus infections to 125,378. The DOH said the lower number of COVID-19 cases is due to lower testing…

More mass swab testing done in Lapu-Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 10/28/2020

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Government has conducted another mass swab testing on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at the Hoops Dome in barangay Gun-ob. Around 500 vendors from the Lapu-Lapu City Public Market and satellite…

Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid vaccine trial as participant becomes ill

10/13/2020

Washington, USA—Johnson & Johnson said Monday, October 12, 2020, it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick. “We have temporarily paused further dosing in all our Covid-19 vaccine candidate…

Testing of teachers sought before classes resume

Matthew Reysio-Cruz 05/22/2020

A teachers’ group has urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to conduct widespread testing on workers in the education sector before they are required to work. The DepEd’s own workforce of about 900,000 is the largest in…

Chinese expert’s advice: Take in more mild cases

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 04/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As the number of patients who had recovered from COVID-19 exceeded the death toll for the first time on Wednesday, the head of the Chinese medical team currently in the country recommended that the…

S. Korea scientists develop kit that cuts down coronavirus testing from 6 hours to 20 minutes

04/09/2020

SEOUL — South Korean scientists in Daegu have developed a diagnostic kit that will cut down the COVID-19 testing time from previous six hours to 20 minutes. This diagnostic agent has been transferred to a diagnostic kit…

One more hospital in Visayas accredited to do COVID-19 testing

Daphne Galvez 04/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are now two hospitals in the Visayas that are accredited to conduct testing for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced on Thursday that the West Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo…

MCWD tests water in schools before classes start

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Personnel of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) are conducting free water testing to various elementary schools in Cebu City in preparation for the start of classes on June 3. According to Charmaine…

179 CSBT drivers, conductors drug-free

Gerard Vincent Franciso and Benjie Talisic 04/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –No one from among the 179 bus drivers and conductors at the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) tested positive for illegal drugs use. This was the outcome of the surprise drug testing organized by…

Love Yourself brings HIV Testing Day to Cebu

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/24/2018

Get tested for HIV. This was the call of the volunteers of Love Yourself Inc. in today’s free and confidential HIV Testing Day in Cebu. Jan Vincent Estrada, Cebu operations head of Love Yourself, said the HIV…

MCWD provides free water testing, offers water to Naga City evacuation centers

PR 10/01/2018

  Samples of water from sources used in the City of Naga’s evacuation centers yielded negative of contaminants. After reports of the presence of fecal coliform bacteria in the water available in Naga City’s evacuation centers, the…

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