Posts Tagged Omicron

PH gov’t to ramp up administration of COVID vaccine booster jabs to 500K a day – Galvez

Robie de Guzman   •   January 18, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government will increase the number of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots being administered in the country to 500,000 daily, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said. In...

Mataas na kaso ng COVID-19 sa Metro Manila, posibleng abutin ng 2 buwan – OCTA

Robie de Guzman   •   January 13, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Posibleng tumagal ng dalawang buwan ang nararanasang surge ng COVID-19 cases sa bansa sa kabila ng nakikitang pagbagal ng hawaan, partikular na sa National Capital Region (NCR)....

COVID confirmatory testing should be reserved for symptomatic, vulnerable people – WHO exec

Robie de Guzman   •   January 12, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Targeted testing is a better use of the country’s resources on RT-PCR test, an official from the World Health Organization (WHO) said, following calls for mass testing...

DOTr to enforce ‘no vax, no ride’ policy in Metro Manila public transport

Robie de Guzman   •   January 12, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday announced it will be implementing a “no vaccination, no ride” policy for public utility vehicles operating in Metro Manila. In...

Napaulat na kombinasyon ng COVID-19 variants, posibleng lab error – health expert

Robie de Guzman   •   January 11, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Naniniwala ang isang health expert na nagkaroon ng pagkakamali sa ginawang sequencing ng isang laboratory sa Cyprus kaya lumabas ang dalawang variant na Omicron at Delta sa...

Philippines now at critical risk classification for COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   January 11, 2022

MANILA, Philippines —  The country is now under critical risk classification for COVID-19 amid rapid increase in cases, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said. In his report during a televised...

Omicron now dominant COVID-19 variant in PH, Duque says

Robie de Guzman   •   January 11, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – The highly transmissible Omicron variant is now the dominant coronavirus variant in the Philippines, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said. Based on the latest whole genome sequencing...

Proseso ng COVID-19 testing bumagal dahil sa dami ng nagpapasuri, nagkakasakit na lab personnel

Robie de Guzman   •   January 10, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Aminado ang pamahalaan na bumabagal ngayon ang proseso ng COVID-19 testing sa mga accredited laboratory at testing facilities sa gitna ng lumulobong kaso sa bansa. Paliwanag ni...

Unvaccinated persons will not be arrested if they comply with restrictions – DILG

Robie de Guzman   •   January 10, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Monday stressed that arrest will only be used as a last resort in the implementation of President...

No need to place NCR under COVID Alert Level 4 yet amid rising cases, Duterte adviser says

Robie de Guzman   •   January 10, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion on Monday expressed his belief that there is no need to upgrade the National Capital Region (NCR) to a stricter Alert...

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