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Gov't targets 120,000 daily vaccinations by June 

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said around 120,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines daily would be administered in the National Capital Region Plus (NCR Plus) area if there is a steady supply of vaccines in the country, according to a report ...

PH inoculates more than 1.3 million Filipinos 

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleCarlo Cameron

A total of 1,353,107 Filipinos have been vaccinated since the government started rolling out its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine program in March, National Task Force Against Covid-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a report by Philippine News Agency. During ...

OWWA needs more budget to help displaced OFWs 

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said it needs more funds for the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the remaining f...

Active Covid cases down to 116,434 on April 21

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

The country tallied 9,227 new COVID-19 infections as the total rose to 962,307, the Department of Health's Wednesday case bulletin showed in a report by CNN Philippines. The active case count continued to drop, with 116,434 sick patients now, equivalent to 12.1% of the case tally. At least 96.7...

10-day quarantine for OFWs eyed

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Medical experts proposed that the quarantine period for returning overseas Filipino workers be shortened from 14 to 10 days if they are asymptomatic, according to a report by CNN Philippines. By strictly following the ten-day requirement, Dr. Edsel Salvana of the Department of Health Technical...

Dual citizens asked to present proof of PH citizenship for entry 

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleMalaya

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reminded all Filipino dual citizens who wish to travel to the Philippines to present necessary documents as proof of Philippine citizenship to prevent any inconvenience with airline companies and immigration authorities, according to a report by Philippin...

Filipinos asked to properly dispose of face masks as country observes Earth Day 

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleRob Filimor

Malacañang Palace asked the public to properly dispose used face masks to not only prevent the further spread of Covid-19, but also reduce its negative impact on the environment, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark as t...

Comelec registers over 1.5 million voters this year

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circlePaulo Rodriguez

A total of 1.580 million people have registered as voters from January until the second week of April, an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said women comprise the majority of the registrants. “Voter regi...

Gov't wants more ICU beds 

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

The government intends to increase the number of intensive care unit (ICU) beds for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients with severe symptoms to further ease the community quarantine classification in the country, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a virtual press ...

DOH revises Covid tally guidelines 

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleRainier Eubra

The Department of Health has revised the way it reports the number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 so the daily recovery tally is unusually high starting this week, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Wednesday said they...

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