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DepEd can’t declare nationwide ‘academic break’: exec

A Department of Education (DepEd) official on Wednesday said the agency cannot announce a nationwide "academic break" despite the increase in the number of...

FDA approves 4 COVID-19 vax brands as booster shots

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the amended emergency use authorization given to four Covid-19 vaccines that may be used as booster...

COVID-19 death rare in fully vaxxed individuals -health expert

The efficacy of Covid-19 jabs is guaranteed regardless of brand, National Adverse Effects Following Immunization Committee (NAEFIC) Chair Dr. Lulu Bravo said in a...

Vax experts await data to extend Sputnik V jabs interval: FDA

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo said Friday that the country's vaccination experts are still waiting for more data from Russia's...

Delta variant transmission preventable with strict protocols

A health official on Saturday said the Delta variant, which was first recognized in India, is 40 to 60 percent more transmissible than the...

Delivery of 30M Covovax doses to PH starts in Q3 of...

In a virtual Palace presser, Villa said the delivery will start “within” July, August, and September.

DepEd welcomes UNICEF support to limited face-to-face classes

In a statement, the DepEd said it has reviewed various international and local health studies, including UNICEF's, in coming up with recommendations for the implementation of in-person classes.

Physical classes may be allowed in COVID-free, low risk areas

In a television interview, Duque said reassessment of places with zero Covid-19 infections may be done in line with the holding of face-to-face classes but the practice of minimum health standards must be prioritized by the respective schools in these areas.

PH can procure COVID-19 vaccine sans local clinical trials

In a virtual press briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said procurement is possible after the vaccines have undergone the country’s regulatory process and have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

DepEd to provide financial aid to typhoon-hit teachers, personnel

"I have directed all field offices, through their respective regional directors, to submit lists of teachers and personnel who were severely affected by the recent typhoons and flooding. These lists will be utilized to fully assist our people in need during these times," Briones said in a statement.

54 countries, areas lift inbound border restrictions for Pinoys

In its latest travel bulletin, the DFA said the entry of Filipinos to such countries and areas is allowed subject to medical protocols and flights available.

DOH suggests holding of activities in open spaces amid pandemic

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, in a virtual press briefing on Monday, said that while health experts are still studying the possibility of airborne infection, the DOH has issued Department Memorandum 2020-0429 which provides administrative and engineering controls for the improvement of ventilation and air quality in enclosed, indoor spaces and lessen the transmission of the virus.