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Despite Delta threat, biz group says new lockdown not needed at this time

A “knee-jerk” imposition of fresh restrictions in Metro Manila and nearby areas would be extremely damaging to the economy, the country’s largest business group said, as it denies endorsing renewed lockdowns to curb the spread of the Delta variant......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance12 min. ago Related News

Palace: 2-week ECQ in NCR dependent on cash aid

The re-imposition of a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila will depend on the availability of government funds that can be used as cash aid for poor families, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) will discuss the proposal of Metro Manila […] The post Palace: 2-week ECQ in NCR dependent on cash aid appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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PHL welcomes 1.5M more Sinovac doses

The Philippines on Thursday welcomed the arrival of a total of 1.5 million doses of government procured COVID-19 vaccine from Chinese-vaccine maker Sinovac BioNTech. The new shipment was airlifted via Cebu Pacific Flight 5J 671 and landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Terminal 3 around 7:30 a.m. Department of Health (DoH) Undersecretary for […] The post PHL welcomes 1.5M more Sinovac doses appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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GCQ over Metro Manila stays for now

GCQ over Metro Manila stays for now.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: News3 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

6 laborers nabbed in Manila drug bust

Six persons were arrested during a raid on a suspected drug den in Port Area, Manila that yielded P95,200 worth of shabu on Tuesday night......»»

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Quezon City seniors get J& J jabs

The Quezon City government has allotted its first supply of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine to senior citizens......»»

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Monsoon rains flood parts of Metro Manila

Some areas in Metro Manila were flooded yesterday as the habagat or southwest monsoon continued to unleash heavy rains......»»

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Philippines to receive 415,000 AstraZeneca jabs from UK

The Philippines will receive 415,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the UK government......»»

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Meralco power rates down 3% in first half

Manila Electric Co. said its average power retail rates in the first half dropped by three percent due to lower charges in generation, transmission and system loss......»»

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Albay vaccination gets boost as DOH commits more vax jabs

Legazpi City---Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda has thanked Malacañang and the Department of Health for their prompt response to his earlier appeal for more vaccine doses allocation to the regions, particularly Bicol......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: News15 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

DOH rejects 2-week hard lockdown

Metro Manila could see more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day by late August if the government doesn’t impose a hard, two-week lockdown swiftly, independent researchers tracking the pandemic said Wednesday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: News15 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

OCTA recommends shorter vaccine jab intervals

The OCTA Research Group has recommended shortening the interval between the first and second doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines to protect more Filipinos against the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News17 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

Manila readies for possible lockdown due to Delta variant

As it currently stands, the local governments of both Quezon City and San Juan City have confirmed Delta variant cases in their localities, with the former saying that local transmission is a possibility. .....»»

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Genome center needs P100M to expand sequencing capacity in Visayas, Mindanao

Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco-de la Paz, PGC director for health programs, said the center needs P50 million each for the two satellite facilities outside Metro Manila to be able to conduct whole genome sequencing......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2021Related News

As COVID-19 cases rise, business leaders back 2-week lockdown in Metro Manila

Businesses are supporting calls for a fresh round of brief lockdowns to curb Delta variant infections, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said Wednesday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2021Related News

Hidilyn Diaz back in Manila after making history in Tokyo

Olympic weightlifting gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and fellow athletes who had ended their bid at the Tokyo Olympics have returned home......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2021Related News

DOH: COVID-19 cases rising in Metro Manila but no surge yet

The department asked “independent experts” to be more careful in making pronouncements as “this may cause more panic and fear.”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2021Related News

Metro Manila mayors open for another ECQ

Metro Manila mayors open for another ECQ.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2021Related News

Monsoon rains to prevail in Luzon, Western Visayas on Wednesday

MANILA, Philippines — Most parts of Luzon and Western Visayas are expected to have rainy weather due to the southwest monsoon or habagat, while the rest of the country will experience fair weather, the state weather service said on Wednesday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said occasional downpours will be experienced in Metro […] The post Monsoon rains to prevail in Luzon, Western Visayas on Wednesday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2021Related News

OCTA urges Cebu gov’t to contemplate stricter quarantine

MANILA, Philippines — The provincial government of Cebu should contemplate imposing a stricter quarantine as it sees “exploding” COVID-19 cases possibly due to the highly transmissible Delta variant, OCTA Research said Wednesday. “Ang Cebu, kailangan magcontemplate ng stricter quarantine classification. Nag-eexplode ‘yung mga kaso doon (Cebu should contemplate a stricter quarantine classification. Cases there are […] The post OCTA urges Cebu gov’t to contemplate stricter quarantine appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2021Related News