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...

NCR, Davao City stay under GCQ until end Feb

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay)  -– Metro Manila and Davao City will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until the end of February, Malacañang announced on Friday. “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, retained the general community quarantine...

Philippines sets conditions for entry of foreigners, effective February 1

MANILA, Jan 29 (Mabuhay) — Foreigners allowed entry in the Philippines need to comply with some guidelines beginning February 1, Malacañang said Friday. In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said arriving foreigners should have valid and existing visas at...

Saliva COVID-19 test can be used for travel — PH Red Cross

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) –The cheaper and non-invasive saliva COVID-19 test can be used by those taking a trip abroad, those taking the Bar exams and even students before they return to classrooms, the Philippine Red Cross said Tuesday. The non-government organization on...

DOH logs 7,729 new Covid-19 recoveries

MANILA, Jan 25 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 7,729 new Covid-19 recoveries, pushing the country’s overall tally to 475,612, or 92.6 percent of those who tested positive for the virus. In its 4 p.m. case bulletin, the DOH also reported 1,949...

DOH allows use of saliva specimen for COVID-19 test in Red Cross labs

MANILA, Jan 25 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health has approved the use of saliva as an alternative specimen in COVID-19 tests in Philippine Red Cross laboratories, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. In a public briefing, Vergeire said the DOH allowed the...

Total Covid-19 recoveries now at 467K — DOH

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported 250 new recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), with the country’s total recoveries now at 467,720 or 91.7 percent of the country’s 509,887 total cases. In its daily Covid-19...