FDA yet to receive any application for phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA, Sept 25 (Mabuhay) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet received any applications from COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to hold phase 3 trials in the Philippines, FDA Director General Eric Domingo said Thursday. Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine and the one...

Iloilo placed under MECQ from Sept. 25-Oct. 9

MANILA, Sept 25 (Mabuhay) — Iloilo City has reverted to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from Sept. 25 to Oct. 9 following the spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made...

NCR is flattening COVID-19 curve –UP expert

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — Experts from the University of the Philippines on Tuesday said that transmissions of COVID-19 in the country had slowed with Metro Manila flattening the curve of its infections. “The R for the Philippines is .92 and the R for (National Capital...

Areas with zero COVID-19 transmission should be classified under new normal — Roque

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — Areas that have registered zero transmission of COVID-19 in a month should be classified under “new normal,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday. Roque said his colleagues at the  Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of...

PH Covid-19 case count up by 3,475; recoveries now over 230K

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported 3,475 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the country’s overall tally to 290,190 with only 54,958 active cases. Of the active cases, about 86.6 percent are mild, 8.9...

PH Covid-19 cases rise by 3,311; recoveries now 229,865

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 3,311 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the country’s overall tally to 286,743 with only 51,894 active cases. Of the active cases, it said that about 86.6 percent are...

DOH reports 3,257 new Covid-19 cases, recoveries at 208,790

MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported 3,257 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the country’s total to 279,526 since the pandemic began. In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH said the new infections bring...

Palace says worst of Covid-19 is over

MANILA, Sept 17 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday claimed that the worst of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis is over since the country has been able to improve its healthcare capacity significantly. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque responded to the...

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases top 272,000 with 3,550 new infections

MANILA, Sept 17 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tally soared to 272,934 after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 3,550 new infections on Wednesday, the ninth straight day in which more than 3,000 new cases were reported. Metro Manila...

PNP eyes using antigen test to detect COVID-19

MANILA, Sept 16 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is eyeing to use the antigen test to detect COVID-19, according to PNP chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan on Wednesday. In a television interview, Cascolan said he already directed the PNP Health...
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