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Duterte worried about new COVID variant in PH

Duterte worried about new COVID variant in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJan 13th, 2021

IATF creates task group on new virus variants

In compliance with President Duterte’s directive, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has created a technical working group or TWG to focus on monitoring and understanding the new variant of COVID-19, which originated from the United Kingdom......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Duterte formally adds US to travel ban over COVID-19 variant

President Rodrigo Duterte has included foreign travelers from the United States barred from entering the Philippines to prevent the entry of a new variant of the coronavirus, Malacañang announced Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

Economic Recovery Delays Anew Due to New COVID-19 Strain

Despite experts seeing 2021 as the “year of economic comeback” not only in the Philippines but the entire globe, economic recovery is once again expected to be delayed due to COVID’s new variant. On Saturday, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that face-to-face classes that are supposed to start again this January, have been postponed again due […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Church backs scrapping of face-to-face classes

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has expressed support for the decision of President Duterte to scrap the pilot run of face-to-face classes next year due to a new variant of COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

Duterte eyes lockdown over new COVID-19 variant

Another lockdown is possible if “things get worse,” President Duterte said as a more infectious coronavirus variant begins to spread......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Rody orders BI heightened surveillance amid threat of new COVID-19 strain

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to ensure heightened surveillance on passengers entering the country amid the threat of a new variant of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is now affecting the United Kingdom (UK) and other countries. “You know, the reason really is there would be a lot […] The post Rody orders BI heightened surveillance amid threat of new COVID-19 strain appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Duterte approves 2-week extension of UK travel ban

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night approved the two-week extension of the travel ban imposed on the United Kingdom (UK) amid the community transmission of the new variant of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the said country. “As a matter of fact, I’m telling you there is no way how this thing will evolve. It is […] The post Duterte approves 2-week extension of UK travel ban appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Duterte suspends pilot face-to-face classes in 2021 due to new COVID-19 variant

Amid mounting concerns over a new strain of coronavirus which experts fear to be more contagious than the original, President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer allow the Department of Education to pilot face-to-face classes come January next year. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Price, efficacy are Senate’s main concern, not brand

Senators were unfazed by President Duterte’s tirades against their inquiry into the administration’s mass anti-COVID-19 vaccination program, saying it’s not politicking to question the pricing of vaccines and the government’s apparent preference for the ones made in China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News5 hr. 23 min. ago

‘8 co-passengers of 1st variant patient test positive’

Eight persons who were on the same flight as the country’s first case of the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 were found positive for the original virus, the Philippine Red Cross reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News5 hr. 23 min. ago

Vaccine wars

President Duterte and his subalterns, Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez and Health Secretary Francisco Duque, are at loggerheads with the Senate led by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and Senators Panfilo Lacson, Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, and Francis Pangilinan, on the anti-COVID-19 vaccines, particularly on three issues: one price; two, volumes, and three, timetable of rollout......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News7 hr. 23 min. ago

Going against own promise, Duterte to take COVID-19 vaccine in private

Such pronouncement effectively goes against what Duterte said last year, where he said he would volunteer to take Russia's donation of its vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 43 min. ago

PDU30 magpapabakuna pero ‘di isasapubliko – Roque

MANILA, Philippines – TINIYAK ng Malakanyang na magpapaturok ng COVID-19 vaccine si Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte subalit hindi ito ipakikita sa publiko. Sinabi ni Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque na ang desisyon na ito ng Pangulo ay matapos na ihayag nito sa publiko na ang mga frontliners at vulnerable sectors ang makakakuha ng unang bakuna habang […] The post PDU30 magpapabakuna pero ‘di isasapubliko – Roque appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News21 hr. 23 min. ago

7 co-passengers of variant patient yet to be contacted

Seven co-passengers of the country’s first case of the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 have not been contacted yet, the Department of Health said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

House vows to work double time on reform agenda

Majority leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez said Sunday the House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, had vowed to continue to work double time in passing President Rodrigo Duterte’s legislative agenda and to pursue economic reforms to ensure a sustained campaign to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

After you

With the Duterte administration still bent on procuring the Sinovac COVID shots, it must move to overcome public resistance to China-made vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

PH gets P3.72-B grant, 500K vaccine doses from China

China on Saturday provided a 500-million renminbi (P3.72-billion) grant to the Philippines to bankroll various livelihood and infrastructure projects, which might also be used to finance the Duterte administration’s COVID-19 response, and promised to donate 500,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the vaccine donation during a 40-minute meeting with […] The post PH gets P3.72-B grant, 500K vaccine doses from China appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Travel ban for Covid variant extended, expanded

The government has extended until January 31 the ban on travelers from more than 30 countries with cases of new variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The extension was approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said in a statement on Friday. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

The worst sales rep for Chinese vaccines

It has been noticed that the more President Duterte shows a preference for Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, the stiffer public resistance becomes to being inoculated with those drugs. It’s an interesting marketing point to explore......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

China to donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to PH — Palace

Malacañang said Saturday that the Chinese government will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines as the two countries reaffirmed ties and cooperation against the pandemic. Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (DFA OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT/ MANILA BULLETIN) The Office of the President (OP) made the statement as Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi made a 40-minute courtesy call to President Duterte in Malacañang Saturday. In a statement, the OP said that Wang assured Duterte of China’s commitment to support the Philippines’ efforts to combat COVID-19, a disease that originated in Wuhan, China. “He (Wang) announced that China will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines. He likewise affirmed China’s resolve to do everything to ensure that vaccines become a global good,” Malacañang said. According to Malacañang, Duterte lauded the continued high-level engagement between the Philippines and China even amid the pandemic and stressed the importance of both sides delivering on the promises of the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation. Duterte stressed that cooperation on public health must be strengthened, particularly access to safe and effective vaccines, to safeguard the health of the people and in order to hasten the economic recovery of both nations and their neighboring countries. “The recovery of nations… sits on the back of stronger economies,” Duterte told Wang. “China plays a very key role in reviving our region’s economy. Let us do all we can to revive economic activities between the Philippines and China,” he added. Malacañang said that Duterte thanked China for its continuing support and cooperation in the country’s fight against COVID-19 in terms of medical equipment and supplies and sharing of experiences and expertise as well as in the repatriation of Filipinos. Economic cooperation Wang declared that China will continue to support the Philippines’ recovery through enhanced economic cooperation. He likewise reiterated his country’s determination to complete pending infrastructure projects. The Palace said that Wang underscored China’s commitment under President Xi Jinping to work closely with the Philippines to sustain the positive trajectory of the valued and special bilateral relations. At the start of his presidency in 2016, Duterte has expressed his desire to build stronger relations with China — even temporarily setting aside the country’s victory over the West Philippine Sea in The Hague to make it happen......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021