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COVID-19 won’t end anytime soon, says infectious disease expert

The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic would not end in two to three months, an infectious disease expert said Monday. In a televised public briefing,...

Funds stable to cover long-term obligations: PhilHealth

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Thursday assured its members that its fund is stable enough to provide benefits and cover long-term obligations. This...

EO on face mask not tied to alert level system: DOH

The executive order allowing the voluntary wearing of face masks outdoors is not tied to the alert level system for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19),...

Continue wearing face masks: DOH

The Department of Health is urging the public to continue wearing face masks, whether these are required or not, as it is still the...

Covid-19 vaccination activities to continue in schools: DOH

Vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) will continue in schools as part of the PinasLakas campaign, a health official said Friday. “So, hindi...

No need for lockdowns to prevent spread of monkeypox

There is no need for lockdown implementation to prevent the spread of monkeypox in the country, an infectious disease expert said Monday. In a televised...

DOH detects 4th monkeypox case in PH

The country has detected its fourth case of monkeypox – a 25-year-old Filipino with no documented travel history to or from countries with confirmed...

No local transmission of Omicron BA.2.12.1 yet: DOH

There is no indication yet of a local transmission of the Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 in the country, an infectious disease expert said Monday. In a...

1st Omicron subvariant case in PH has 44 close contacts

The country’s first case of the BA.2.12 Omicron subvariant, a 52-year-old Finnish woman, has a total of 44 close contacts, a health official said...

Gov’t eyes nationwide Alert Level 1 before status downgrade

All areas in the country must be placed under Alert Level 1 before the government could impose a lower status of Covid-19 risk classification,...

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...