PH in talks with at least 16 COVID-19 vaccine developers – DOH

MANILA, Aug 14 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health on Friday said the government is in talks with more than a dozen COVID-19 vaccine developers as the country continues to grapple with the fast-spreading disease. “We have about 16 vaccine manufacturers na may different...

4,002 new cases bring Philippines’ COVID-19 tally over 147,000

MANILA, Aug 14 (Mabuhay) — There are now 147,526 Filipinos nationwide infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 4,002 new cases on Thursday, the second day in a row in which over 4,000 new infections were reported. The...

Beijing welcomes FDA approval of Chinese traditional medicine

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) — The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Wednesday welcomed the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Lian Hua Qing Wen, a China-manufactured herbal medicine. In a statement, the Embassy said this marks an “important progress”...

Sputnik V availability in Philippines seen by April 2021

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) — Russia’s anti-COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V could be available for commercial use in the Philippines by April 2021, a Philippine official who recently met with Russian authorities said Thursday. Dr. Jaime Montoya, executive director of...

Philippines’ COVID-19 tally tops 143,000 with 4,444 new cases

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases jumped to 143,749 on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 4,444 new infections. The five provinces with the highest number of new cases were Metro Manila with...

PH Covid-19 cases rise by 2,987 to 139,538; recoveries now 68,432

MANILA, Aug 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday reported 2,987 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the overall tally to 139,538. The DOH said the additional cases reported were based on the total Covid-19 tests done by 74 out of...

DOST to lead clinical trials for Covid-19 vaccine from Russia

MANILA, Aug 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will lead the clinical trials for a coronavirus virus (Covid-19) vaccine developed and offered to the Philippines by the Russian Federation, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday. In a...

Duterte’s dilemma: After Russian vaccine, can I get COVID-19 shots from other countries?

MANILA, Aug 11 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte is facing a “dilemma” on coronavirus vaccine clinical trials, Malacañang said Tuesday after the chief executive volunteered to be immunized with Russia’s newly developed drug. Duterte on Monday night...

PH logs record 6,958 new Covid-19 cases

MANILA, Aug 11 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported record-high 6,958 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the overall tally to 136,638. The DOH said the additional cases reported were based on the total Covid-19 tests done by...

PRRD accepts Russia’s CoVid-19 vaccine offer

MANILA, Aug 11 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday accepted the offer of Russia to supply the Philippines with its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines once mass production starts. In a public address in Davao City, Duterte said he is “very happy” by the...