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Covid ‘long way from over’

Young, healthy people have died. And we still don’t fully understand the long-term consequences of infection for those who survive. The post Covid ‘long way from over’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneApr 17th, 2021

Vaccine expiry not an issue – mayors

AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine doses would be consumed long before they expire in June and July, according to Mayors Toby Tiangco of Navotas and Lino Cayetano of Taguig......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Duterte hopes for peace, unity, healing in Eid’l Fitr message

MANILA, Philippines — As Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hopes for peace and healing as the country “makes a significant step closer to beating the COVID-19 pandemic.” “As you mark the end of a month-long journey of reflection, prayer and fasting, may Allah continue to instill […] The post Duterte hopes for peace, unity, healing in Eid’l Fitr message appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Hard, long quarantine vowed for travelers from India

The Philippines will require a “hard, long and strict” quarantine for travelers who will arrive in the country from India once the travel restriction is lifted to prevent the spread of a worrying COVID-19 variant, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Diaz, Obiena go full blast in training for Tokyo mission

Diaz and Obiena, who are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Formia, Italy, respectively, hurdled the challenges of training during the COVID-19 pandemic and remain the country’s best bets to end the its long wait for an elusive mint in the quadrennial meet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Local Roundup: & bull; Tayag warns of long COVID & bull; Million mark & bull; New curbs eyed

Coronavirus patients who have recovered yet experience remaining symptoms are urged to report them as they might be experiencing "long COVID," infectious disease expert Dr. Eric Tayag said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

The three hottest issues

At his April 19 Monday’s televised talk to the people, President Duterte tried to recall the three current hottest issues. Quoting Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, he began slowly, “the hottest issues are West Philippine Sea, ayuda and –(long pause),--what’s the other one?” Then a voice butted in, “COVID!”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

New Delhi extends virus lockdown as India cases hit new record

India’s capital New Delhi will extend its week-long lockdown, officials said Sunday, as the country’s Covid-19 crisis grows with infections and deaths hitting new record highs. “We have decided to extend the lockdown by one week… The havoc of corona(virus) continues and there is no respite. Everyone is in favor of extending the lockdown,” Delhi […] The post New Delhi extends virus lockdown as India cases hit new record appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

Thanks ‘Butch’

As I watched the evening news on GMA-7 last Wednesday, I was shocked to learn that Mr. Butch Raquel who had served as a long time executive and VP for Public Relations of GMA had passed away due to COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

P83.3 billion in wages lost during quarantine

Forgone wages during the month-long quarantine restriction are expected to reach P83.3 billion as the government continues to rely on lockdowns to control surging COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Olympic bronze medalist Serantes battles COVID-19

Olympic Games boxing bronze medalist Leopoldo Serantes, who has long been suffering from a chronic pulmonary disease, is fighting another big battle......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Covid ‘long way from over’

Young, healthy people have died. And we still don’t fully understand the long-term consequences of infection for those who survive. The post Covid ‘long way from over’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Duterte signs law dividing Rizal province’s 2nd district into 3

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure dividing the second legislative district of Rizal province into three new districts, a move expected to facilitate long-term recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. Duterte approved on 25 March Republic Act 11533 which splits the second district into three. Under the law, the second legislative district will […] The post Duterte signs law dividing Rizal province’s 2nd district into 3 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

ECQ ‘wasted’ as gov’t still has no clear plans – doctors

MANILA, Philippines — The Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC) said the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was “wasted” since the long-term changes necessary to prevent another surge of COVID-19 cases were not implemented. “We re-emphasize that this mobility restriction is but a short-term intervention and yet it seems to have been wasted again,” said […] The post ECQ ‘wasted’ as gov’t still has no clear plans – doctors appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Palace says ECQ extension a last resort

Extending the lockdown in Metro Manila and four nearby provinces is the "absolute last resort," Malacañang said Tuesday, even if health experts have warned that a week-long imposition of the strictest quarantine is not enough to sustain the reduction in COVID-19 infections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 30th, 2021

Week-long ECQ may not be enough to decongest hospitals — PHAPi

The head of a private hospitals' group on Saturday said a week-long enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and other areas may not be enough to decongest hospitals whose capacities have been overwhelmed by the spike in COVID-19 infections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Bulacan also imposes curfew, taps cops and troops for necessary assistance

"We have been able to reduce the case of COVID in our province and I believe we can do it again. As long as we work together, follow health protocols and unite with our government so that this time we can completely eradicate the virus," the governor said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

Strange days for rare foreign tourists in Paris

Paris, France—Long walks, no crowds and maybe a church or two: Despite missing out on museums and brasseries, the few foreign tourists in Paris are discovering   sides of a city they could hardly have imagined before the COVID crisis hit one of the world’s most popular destinations......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

Market gains slightly; DITO, AC Energy climb

The stock market ended virtually flat Friday, with cautious investors capping gains at the close of trading after Metro Manila mayors agreed to a long curfew hours to stem the rise in COVID-19 infections......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

The race to herd immunity

The Philippines finally joined this week the list of nations that have started inoculating their population against COVID-19. It is a long way to go before the Philippines reaches herd immunity, but the initial jabs received by the first few thousands of health workers should boost the confidence of Filipinos in receiving the vaccine from Beijing-based Sinovac Biotech......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Duterte visibly tired, needs long vacation

After watching the RTVM video showing President Duterte fielding questions in a presscon at the arrival Sunday of Chinese vaccines for COVID-19, we are compelled to suggest that he consider taking a vacation to at least rest his overworked mind......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021