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San Juan inaugurates new quarantine facility 

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San Juan City opened a new quarantine facility that can accommodate 52 patients, according to a report by ABS-CBN. The series of container vans each have a room with airconditioning and wifi, said San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora. "They don't...

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Caloocan undertakes cable and wire clipping 

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Pagsasaayos ng mga kable ng kuryente sa kahabaan ng Samson Road hanggang A. Mabini, Caloocan. Nagsagawa ng cable and wire clipping and repair operation ang Meralco sa kahabaan ng Samson Road hanggang A. Mabini, sa patuloy na pakikipag-ugnayan ng Cal...

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Muntinlupa to receive Sputnik V vaccines

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Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi welcomed the announcement that the city will be one of the first to receive Russia’s Sputnik V Gam-COVID-Vac vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a report by Manila Bulletin. The initial batc...

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BOC clears Sputnik V vaccine shipment

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has cleared the first batch of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines that arrived over the weekend, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

BOC-Port of NAIA District Collector Carmelita Talusan assured that the vaccines would be precleared in its one-stop shop to ensure that documents are processed and cleared fast considering these are time and temperature-sensitive shipments.

She added that they would continue to coordinate with Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) for other updates and guidelines.

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The 15,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine, which arrived via Qatar airlines from Russia on May 1, is the ninth batch of Covid-19 vaccines cleared by the bureau.

Previous vaccines cleared include 3.5 million doses of Sinovac and 525,600 doses of AstraZeneca

The Sputnik V vaccine has been developed by Russia-based Gamaleya Institute. Last March, the Food and Drug Administration gave approval to Sputnik V for emergency use.

Earlier, BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero has instructed the BOC's Covax special handling team to ensure that the vaccine shipments are given priority and expedited clearance.


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