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Manila's 24-hour drive-thru site inoculates 800 on first day

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More than 800 people received their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) booster shots during the first day of the City of Manila’s 24 hour drive-thru booster vaccination program for four-wheel vehicles, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. As ...

Active Covid cases in Pateros jumps 61% 

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Pateros recorded an increase of 61 percent in the number of active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) amid the suspected spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. According to the Pateros municipal gov...

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IATF evaluates alert level in NCR 

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The Department of Health on Tuesday said the Inter-Agency Task Force is looking into whether it is the right time to lower the alert level in the National Capital Region (NCR) amid the threat of the Omicron variant, according to a report by GMA News.

NCR will remain under Alert Level 2 until December 15.

“With the threat of the Omicron variant, pinagaaralan pong maigi ng IATF kung napapanahon ba na ibaba po natin talaga ang alert level,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a radio interview.

(With the threat of the Omicron variant, the IATF is looking into whether it is the right time to lower the alert level.)

“Dahil mas gusto natin mabantayan ang ating mga komunidad (we want to monitor our communities more),” she added.

Vergeire on Monday said that all provinces, highly urbanized cities, and independent component cities in the Philippines are under Alert Level 2.

However, she said that to be deescalated to level 1, areas must have a vaccination coverage of 70% for their senior citizens, persons with comorbidities, and target population.

“Sa ngayon po ang nakaka achieve pa lang niyan is the NCR (at present, the only area that has achieved this is NCR),” she said.

Vergeire also previously said areas must sustain a low-risk classification for two incubation periods and have sufficient compliance with the safety seal.


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