NorMin guvs call on public to take preemptive steps vs Covid-19

Provincial governors in the Northern Mindanao region have called on their constituents to remain vigilant and take preemptive steps ahead of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) alert levels beginning Sunday, January 16. In a response to queries on Facebook, Misamis Occidental Gov. Philip Tan on Saturday said those travelers coming to the province, and […]

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NegOr nearly halfway done vaccinating target population

The province of Negros Oriental has fully vaccinated 40.2 percent of its target population against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The Friday report of Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Liland Estacion showed 398,260 out of 990,637 have complete doses, including the one-shot Janssen vaccine. Estacion appealed to the unvaccinated to get their jabs at the […]

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Alert level escalation depends on hospital utilization rate

The shift to Alert Level 4 status in the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring areas is possible but only if the hospital bed utilization rate for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients increases to 71 percent. Acting Presidential Spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, explained on Saturday that the escalation of the quarantine classification would also […]

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GenSan sees hike in number of vaxxed IPs

Members of an indigenous peoples (IP) community in remote Barangay San Jose in General Santos City are having themselves vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), nixing their old belief that the vaccine is bad for their health. Dr. Jett Gajete-Oco, city health officer and chief of the local inter-agency task force (IATF) addressing Covid-19, […]

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Right lagundi dosage can relieve Covid-19 symptoms: DOST

A medical doctor and project leader of the study on lagundi as adjuvant therapy for mild Covid-19 reminded the public that there is a prescribed dosage for the herbal medicine that treats cough and asthma. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, in a taped report aired Friday afternoon, said the […]

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DSWD gives food aid to Covid-19 hit families in Zambo Sur town

The Department of Social Welfare and Development – Zamboanga Peninsula (DSWD-9) distributed over PHP1 million worth of family food packs (FFPs) to families affected by the health pandemic in one of the towns in Zamboanga del Sur. Ivan Eric Salvador, DSWD-9 information officer, said Saturday a total of 2,000 family food packs have been distributed […]

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Zambo City on Alert Level 3, imposes RT-PCR, antigen tests

The local Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) will impose the negative Reverse Transmission-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) or the rapid antigen requirement for all inbound travelers effective January 16. The requirement will be for all arriving travelers regardless of the vaccination status and the alert level of areas where they came from or […]

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