PH keen to join Russia-led clinical trials for Covid-19 vaccine

MANILA – The Philippines is interested to participate in Russia-led clinical trials for a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine, Russian Ambassador to Manila Igor Khovaev said Thursday night. “The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Philippines has approached the Embassy with a proposal to participate in clinical trials for vaccine development through partnership with …

ASEAN must collaborate to defeat coronavirus-Duterte

DAVAO CITY —There is a need for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must work together to defeat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that has exacted a heavy toll on people’s lives and global order, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday. During the Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19, Duterte said retreating from …

DOH modifies terms for coronavirus cases

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Health on Saturday announced the modification of terms for patients under investigation (PUIs) and patients under monitoring (PUMs) to categorize Covid-19 cases. Cases are now to be called confirmed, suspect and probable cases. Those tested positive for Covid-19 will be considered “confirmed” cases while those with symptoms but remain …

DOH commend Duterte for decisive actions to halt coronavirus

DAVAO CITY —The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday commended President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for his decisive actions that help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. During a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), Health Secretary Francisco Duque III praised the President for imposing …

DSWD assures no delays in delivery of goods to LGUs

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assured the public that its relief goods given to the local government units (LGUs) as part of its resource augmentation support to them while under the enhanced community quarantine are delivered in a timely manner based on their request for augmentation. At the same …

Luzon-wide quarantine until April 30-Duterte

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the extension of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine until April 30, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease announced on Tuesday. President Duterte received a recommendation for the extension of the restriction, said Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, the spokesperson of the IATF. …

Palace says ECQ in Visayas, Mindanao up to LGUs

MANILA – Local government units (LGUs) in the Visayas and Mindanao have the discretion to impose enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Wednesday. Nograles, also acting as the spokesperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management for the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), said LGUs in Visayas and Mindanao can place their …