2 UNVAXXED SENIORS DIE AS PHILLIPINES RECORDS FIRST DEATHS FROM COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT

The Philippines on Wednesday recorded its first two deaths from the highly infectious Omicron variant of Covid-19. The Department of Health (DOH) reported the casualties from the coronavirus variant believed to be the cause of the current surge in cases. … Continue reading 2 UNVAXXED SENIORS DIE AS PHILLIPINES RECORDS FIRST DEATHS FROM COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT

DOH OMICRON INFECTION TALLY AT 492 CASES

DOH OMICRON INFECTION TALLY AT 492 CASES Detected: 332 local, 160 ROF cases A total of 492 new cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected from the 714 samples sequenced last January 14, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Wednesday. In a joint statement with the University of the Philippines – Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC) andand the University of the Philippines – National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH), the DOH said 115 cases are positive for the Delta variant and one Alpha variant. Read More Continue reading DOH OMICRON INFECTION TALLY AT 492 CASES

DUTERTE DEFENDS DIRECTIVE VS. UNVAXXED

COVID-19, COVID-19 NEWS UPDATES PHILIPPINES, PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. DUTERTE DUTERTE DEFENDS DIRECTIVE VS. UNVAXXED: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS SHOULD SUBSERVE PUBLIC GOOD “The greatest good for the greatest number” President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday reminded those who refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19 that their individual rights must subserve public good.He acknowledged criticism over his directive to village officials to restrict movements of unvaccinated persons, but explained… Read More DOJ: Restrictions on unvaxxed legal, not permanent MANILA – The government has sufficient basis to enforce policies restricting the movement of persons who are unvaccinated against Covid-19.Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Tuesday … Continue reading DUTERTE DEFENDS DIRECTIVE VS. UNVAXXED

MORE AREAS UNDER LOCKDOWNS AS COVID-19 CASES ZOOM UP

COVID-19, COVID-19 NEWS UPDATES PHILIPPINES GRANULAR LOCK DOWNS NOW NATIONWIDE AMID COVID-19 SURGE Over 500 areas under lockdown MANILA – Some 540 areas across the country have been placed under granular lockdown as the country continues to grapple with a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said Monday night.“In… Read More Continue reading MORE AREAS UNDER LOCKDOWNS AS COVID-19 CASES ZOOM UP

COVID-19 UPDATE: NATIONAL – JANUARY 8, 2022 – DOH LOGS RECORD-BREAKING 26,458 COVID-19 CASES; 265 DEATHS

Y 8, 2022LEAVE A COMMENT Ngayong 4 PM, Enero 8, 2022, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 26,458 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19. Samantala ay mayroon namang naitalang 1,656 na gumaling at 265 na pumanaw. Sa kabuuang bilang ng … Continue reading COVID-19 UPDATE: NATIONAL – JANUARY 8, 2022 – DOH LOGS RECORD-BREAKING 26,458 COVID-19 CASES; 265 DEATHS

DUTERTE WARNS UNVACCINATED PINOYS

STAY HOME OR GET ARRESTED AND JAILED  President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said those who refused to get vaccinated against Covid-19 should just “stay home” or risk getting jailed and arrested. Duterte made this statement after Metro Manila mayors agreed to pass local ordinances that will restrict the movements and activities of unvaccinated people amid a steep increase of infections in the region. “Yung hindi magpabakuna at nalaman ng barangay captain, sabihin na lang nila ‘Huwag kang lumabas’ at kung lumabas ka (If barangay captains know you are unvaccinated, they can just say ‘Don’t leave your homes’ but if you leave), you will … Continue reading DUTERTE WARNS UNVACCINATED PINOYS

COVID-9 UPDATE: OMICRON WAVE STARTING IN PHILIPPINES

By ROGER M. BALANZA THIS IS THE START, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega said of what he called as the ‘Omicron Wave’ that is coming to the country as COVID-19 cases doubled daily in recent days. “This is the start and we are very sure that this will peak, ” said Vega, also the and country’s Covid-19 treatment czar. Read: 4.6K new cases, 535 recoveries added to PH Covid-19 tally “Well, it looks like the Omicron wave is upon us. And we’ve seen this globally across South Africa and Europe and there has been a steady increase in our … Continue reading COVID-9 UPDATE: OMICRON WAVE STARTING IN PHILIPPINES

PHILIPPINES NOW CLASSIFIED AGAIN AS ‘HIGH RISK’ FOR COVID-19

Vaccination remains key strategy vs Omicron surge Epidemic curve shows the current average daily cases have increased significantly  MANILA – The country is now classified high risk for Covid-19 following the increase in cases toward the end of 2021, a health official said Monday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the epidemic curve shows the current average daily cases have increased significantly by 570 percent this week – December 27, 2021 to January 2, 2022 – which is seven times higher than in previous weeks. Also Read: Vaccination remains key strategy vs Omicron surge “Nationally we are now at high-risk case classification … Continue reading PHILIPPINES NOW CLASSIFIED AGAIN AS ‘HIGH RISK’ FOR COVID-19

OMICRON UPDATE: PHILIPPINES PREPS UP HEALTH SYSTEMS CAPACITY VS. OMICRON

DOH ready for possible Omicron variant wave MANILA – The country is ready for a possible Omicron variant wave which Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega said on Monday seems to be upon the Philippines as the Covid-19 infections continue to increase.“Well, it looks like the Omicron wave is upon us,” Vega,… Read More Continue reading OMICRON UPDATE: PHILIPPINES PREPS UP HEALTH SYSTEMS CAPACITY VS. OMICRON