76.5 percent of Filipino nurses willing to take COVID-19 vaccine — group

MANILA, Feb 22 (Mabuhay) — Three out of four Filipino nurses are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a survey bared Sunday, as the deadly disease continues to rage in the Philippines where nearly 15,000 healthcare workers have been infected. According to Filipino...

Vaccine simulation done in under 3 hours — DOH exec

MANILA, Feb 11 (Mabuhay)– The government on Wednesday was able to deliver dummy COVID-19 vaccines from the airport to an inoculation facility in under three hours, cutting down delivery time from the previous four hours. “Mula sa four hours and 20 minutes na target...

No immediate easing of restrictions even after vaccine rollout

MANILA, Feb 11 (Mabuhay) — The national government will not be easing quarantine classifications immediately after it kicks off its Covid-19 vaccination drive, a Palace official said Wednesday. In an interview over PTV-4, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that even if a...

IATF EXPANDS LIST OF FOREIGNERS ALLOWED TO ENTER PH

MANILA, Feb 5 (Mabuhay) — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has expanded the list of foreigners who can enter the Philippines amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Foreigners who have visas issued as...

NO COVID-19 SPIKE IN NCR DUE TO HOLIDAYS, BLACK NAZARENE FEAST — OCTA

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) — The trend of new COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila has leveled off, with the previous fear of a possible spike after the holidays and the Black Nazarene feast not materializing, according to the latest OCTA Research report. According to the team,...

ACCURACY OF SALIVA RT-PCR TEST AWAITING RITM REVIEW, DOH SAYS

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) — The accuracy of the use of saliva as specimen for RT-PCR test for COVID-19 will still be reviewed by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the Department of Health said Wednesday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire made the...

1,266 NEW COVID-19 CASES BRING PHILIPPINES’ TALLY TO OVER 530,000

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tally rose to 530,118 on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 1,266 new infections as seven laboratories failed to submit reports on time. The total number of recoveries also...

PGH, LUNG CENTER, TALA HOSPITAL STAFF WILL BE FIRST TO GET COVID-19 VACCINES

MANILA, Feb 3 (Mabuhay) — The employees of the country’s three main COVID-19 referral hospitals will be the first to be inoculated against the coronavirus this month as the country gears up for the start of its mass vaccination campaign. These referral centers are the...

Second dose of vaccines comes with stronger side effects — FDA’s Domingo

MANILA, Feb 2 (Mabuhay) — Food and Drug Administration (FDA) director general Eric Domingo on Tuesday said the second dose of most vaccines usually has stronger side effects than the first. “For most of the vaccines, the second dose really has more adverse effects, more...

Philippines secures $25M in loans from ADB for 2021 COVID-19 vaccines

MANILA, Feb 1 (Mabuhay) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated $25 million to loan out to the Philippines this year for the purchase of vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as the government seeks to inoculate as much as 70 million Filipinos in...