Pinas ‘critical risk’ na sa COVID-19 – DOH

Inamin ni Health Secretary Francisco Duque III na “critical risk” na ang klasipikasyon ng Pilipinas sa COVID-19 dahil sa biglang pagtaas ng bilang ng mga kaso dahil sa Omicron variant. Sinabi niya sa ulat kay Pangulong Duterte na naitala ang 690 percent na pagtaas sa pitong araw na average daily reporting cases. Sinabi rin niya na nalampasan na ng Omicron …

COVID-19 cases may drop to pre-omicron levels by March: expert

Experts say that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country may return to pre-Omicron levels by March. Professor Jomar Rabajante of the University of the Philippines Pandemic Response Team has said that based on their projections, the cases may peak in mid-January before a decline is observed. He said the movement will be similar to what was observed in …

Several hospitals full as COVID-19 surge continues for third straight day

The number of COVID-19 cases in the country is continuously increasing after the Department of Health reported a new record breaking daily tally for a consecutive day. As it stands, the country’s positivity rate is at 46%, but this does not include figures from 10 laboratories that have failed to submit their data to the COVID-19 Document Repository System. Given …

LTO extends validity of expiring driver’s license for 2 months

The Land Transportation Office’s customer services portal was back online late last week after being down to give way to an emergency maintenance. The agency also said it has extended for two months the validity of the Student Permit, Driver’s License, Conductor’s License, as well as the Medical Certificate which will originally expire in January, February and March. The extended …

34 border checkpoints inilatag sa Metro Manila

Tatlumpu’t apat na border checkpoints ang inilatag ng National Capital Region Police Office o NCRPO sa iba’t ibang lugar sa Metro Manila sa gitna na rin ng pagsipa ng kaso ng COVID-19. Layon nito na i-monitor at tiyakin ang pagsunod ng publiko sa minimum health protocols. Ayon kay NCRPO Chief Police Major General Vicente Danao, ang nasabing mga checkpoints ay …

Asymptomatic healthcare workers sa PGH di na kailangan ng quarantine

Para tugunan ang kakulangan sa empleyado, hindi na sasailalim sa quarantine ang mga healthcare workers sa Philippine General Hospital at San Lazaro Hospital kung sila ay na-expose sa COVID-19 at wala namang sintomas. Taliwas ito sa direktiba ng IATF na paiksiin na lang ang quarantine ng mga fully vaccinated na healthcare workers sa limang araw. Sa huling tala noong Linggo, …

More Filipinos believe worst of COVID-19 is over – SWS

80 percent of adult Filipinos now believe that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is over, the results of a Social Weather Stations or SWS survey released last Friday showed. The nationwide survey conducted from December 12 to 16, 2021 with 1,440 respondents found that those hopeful “the worst is behind us” with the COVID-19 crisis rose from 38 percent …

Pagbabakuna sa mga batang edad 5-11, planong gawin sa unang linggo ng Feb. – DOH

Ayon sa DOH, plano ng pamahalaan na isagawa sa unang linggo ng Pebrero ang pagtuturok ng COVID-19 vaccines sa mga batang 5-11 years old. Ayon kay Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje, hinihintay na lamang ng pamahalaan ang pagdating ng mga inorder na Pfizer doses para sa naturang age group. Sinabi naman ni Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire na posibleng dumating ang …

Comelec: May elections won’t be postponed

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said it will not entertain petitions to suspend the May 9 general elections as postponing it for any reason will be a violation of the Constitution. The spokesperson for the COMELEC, James Jimenez, said they had anticipated that certain quarters would try to delay the elections so the move comes as no surprise, and will …