Contingency plans ready for COVID-19 vaccines amid blackouts in Luzon — DOH

Authorities on Tuesday sought to assure that contingency plans are in place in COVID-19 vaccination sites and storage areas amid power outages in parts of Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 1st, 2021

City mayors to unveil local vaccine plans

Four city mayors are scheduled to present their local COVID-19 vaccine plans at a webinar entitled “Getting Cities Ready for the Vaccines” today at 3 p.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

MLB players begin reporting for tests as first workouts near

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Yoán Moncada has spent the past couple of months working out in what he called a “controlled and limited environment” in Florida, where the White Sox slugger could continue to get at-bats while protecting himself from the coronavirus. That's a good description of the environment that greeted him upon his return to Chicago. Players began reporting to their teams and home ballparks Wednesday in the most significant step yet as Major League Baseball presses ahead with its plan for a 60-game sprint of a season. Most players underwent a battery of health checks, not only for COVID-19 but also for any other lingering ailments from spring training, ahead of planned workouts beginning Friday and Saturday. “We were doing workouts by time, you know? You have to reserve a time. I wasn't interacting with a lot of people there,” Moncada said of his sessions in Florida. “The last couple of weeks I started lifting a little bit. I was hitting with limitations that we had during this situation. But I feel good. I'm ready to go.” Much like other clubs, the White Sox intend to split their 60-man roster into two groups, one working out in the morning and the other in the afternoon. All players will have their temperatures checked multiple times each day, observe increased social distancing and get accustomed to stringent safeguards that MLB has put into place for the season. “That's going to be different to see and feel as a team,” Moncada said. “We'll have to wait and see Friday how it goes.” The Yankees won't hold their first full-team workout until Saturday, even though manager Aaron Boone said players began intake testing Wednesday. That's when he plans to address the team for the first time — also in waves. “We’ll have to get creative with how we communicate,” said Boone, who plans to make the same speech three or four times. Faced with the prospect of playing 60 games in 66 days, time-consuming safety protocols, the responsibility to remain diligent health-wise off the field and the general anxiety of working amid a pandemic, Boone believes focus and toughness can be as important to a team this season as baserunning or bullpen management. “How do you deal with that mentally and emotionally?” Boone asked. “How you’re able to separate that out when you take the field each and every night? There’s an advantage to be had there." After gauging workloads for pitchers during the shutdown, Boone expects his starters will be ready to face live hitters on the first day of summer camp. He plans to stay flexible on usage and may consider using a six-man rotation or openers, but nothing has been determined yet as all teams adjust to a new norm. “An injury can wipe out a season in a hurry,” Boone said, adding that he’s likely to be cautious with players early after New York placed a major league record 30 players on the injured list a total of 39 times last season. Orioles general manager Mike Elias said there had been no positive tests for COVID-19 among players and staff who were examined Wednesday, but he acknowledged that “it's going to be an ongoing process.” Elias has thus far named only 44 players of the 60 available to participate in the preseason workout. He will decide later which prospects will fill out the preseason roster in advance of a projected season-opener July 23 or July 24. And despite rising numbers of COVID-19 across the country, and a few players opting out, most players and executives have been bullish on the season taking place. They believe in protocols hammered out during lengthy negotiations between MLB and its players' association and are eager to provide fans with some much-needed diversion. “We’ve got to make sure we understand best practices in social distancing, make sure we know we are keeping ourselves not only apart from one another but also behaving in a way that’s consistent to what’s going to keep us all healthy," Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “Provided we can all work together to comply with these protocols and respect — as I said earlier —- respect each other and respect the rules, I’m optimistic that we can make this happen.” ___ AP Sports Writers David Ginsburg, Jake Seiner and Mike Fitzpatrick contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Superhero battles false COVID info

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Captain Empath, a superhero ready to vanquish misinformation about vaccines in a Hollywood-style twist on the fight against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Immigration men at airports ready to serve OFWs 24/7

The Bureau of Immigration said  it  was ready to process thousands of returning overseas Filipinos who are being repatriated from abroad amid the raging  COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Banks offer restructuring amid lockdown

With the absence of new laws offering debt payment holidays, Philippine banks are ready to talk to borrowers severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as the National Capital Region and nearby provinces have been placed under hard lockdown due to the more contagious Delta variant......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Pfizer pilot test in 2 Leyte towns

TACLOBAN CITY — After a successful run in Ormoc City, pilot implementation of Pfizer vaccination goes to two Leyte towns as the Department of Health (DoH) urged local government units to step up inoculation against Covid-19 amid threats from the highly-contagious Delta strain. On Sunday, Eastern Visayas received one box of Pfizer vaccines containing 195 […] The post Pfizer pilot test in 2 Leyte towns appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

China pledges to donate more COVID-19 vaccines to Philippines

China pledged Thursday that it will donate more COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, which will boost Manila’s jab supply amid the threat of the more contagious Delta coronavirus variant......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

BSP: Timely, broader vaccination to prevent deeper economic scars

The timely and extensive access to vaccines is crucial in preventing deeper economic scars, boosting demand and shoring up confidence amid the emergence of COVID-19 variants in the country, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Garganera: Cebu City needs ‘steady vax supply’

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Locals here are urged to join in lobbying for a “steady supply of COVID-19 vaccines” for the city. Councilor Joel Garganera made this call as Cebu City experiences another spike of new COVID-19 cases. Garganera, who heads the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said that amid the increase in new infections, […] The post Garganera: Cebu City needs ‘steady vax supply’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021

DOH: Used vials a means to stop illegal vax sale

The Department of Health (DOH) said Sunday that vaccination teams in local government units were conducting "reverse logistics" to keep track of its inventory of COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of unlawful sale of COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Stocks pull back for 3rd straight trading session

Shares prices ended lower for a third consecutive session yesterday as investors continue to worry about the economy’s recovery amid the tight supply of COVID vaccines reported by a number of local government units......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Bacolod wants more vaccines

Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested the delivery of more vaccines to this city amid a surge in COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

Metro Manila cities limit vaccination amid insufficient supply

"The local government of Caloocan is at present waiting for additional supplies for vaccines against COVID-19 from the national government," the advisory read in Filipino. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2021

‘Amid VFA issue, Philippines to get COVID-19 vaccines from US’

Whether President Duterte decides to extend the Visiting Forces Agreement or not, the Philippines will get COVID-19 vaccines from the United States, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

Locals dominate investments in Q1 as foreigners defer projects

Uncertainties due to the pandemic remain an issue as the Philippines continues to fail in attracting foreign investors in the country amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and slow rollout of vaccines......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

PDP-Laban rift continues: Pacquiao hits Cusi over Luzon blackouts

Sen. Manny Pacquiao took to the Senate floor Wednesday to criticize Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi for politicking amid the rotational blackouts in Luzon, signaling a continued rift between the ruling PDP-Laban's acting president and its vice-chairman ahead of the 2022 polls. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Duterte says seafarers can be given western-made vaccine

The government is ready to inoculate seafarers with COVID-19 vaccines developed by western companies so they can comply with the requirements set by their employers, President Rodrigo Duterte said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

Areas needing special attention to get more vaccines

The government is ready to provide additional vaccines to areas that require “special attention” or those experiencing surges in COVID-19 cases, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

Hot money outflow slows

More foreign portfolio investments or speculative funds were pulled out from the Philippines than what came in for the third straight month in April, but the withdrawal continues to slow down amid the improving global economic outlook and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Hong Kong plans to get rid of millions of Covid vaccines; Residents don’t want to take them

Hong Kong I get dosed Vaccines against Covid-19 A local authority warned on Tuesday that its expiration date is nearing and very few people have.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021