Rise in Covid-19 cases until December possible—DOH – Manila Bulletin

DOH The Department of Health (DOH) said there is a possibility that Covid-19 cases in the Philippines may continue to rise until December. “Maari po talaga na magtuloy-tuloy ang pagtaas ng kaso ng Covid-19 dito sa ating bansa even way through this October, November, and December,” said DOH Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Metro Manila may see more than 10,000 Covid-19 cases by October, said Vergeire, citing the recent projection of Australian Tuberculosis Modeling Network (Autumn). “Meron tayong Autumn projections.Yung Autumn projections po natin, we can have…

China Locks Down World’s Largest Wholesale Hub, South China Sea Port Due to New COVID-19 Outbreak

The Chinese communist regime has put the world largest wholesale hub, Yiwu city in east China, under semi lockdown due to a new outbreak of COVID-19. Meanwhile, “China’s Hawaii” in the South China Sea has also locked down due to a sudden outbreak. The new lockdowns have renewed concerns for disruptions to global trade and supply chains. According to official data, since new infections were reported on Aug. 2, COVID-19 has quickly spread in Yiwu, a city of 1.85 million, and to many neighboring counties and cities. A total of…

Zamboanga Covid-19 cases surge to 161 – Manila Bulletin

Zamboanga Covid-19 cases surge to 161 ZAMBOANGA CITY – The number of Covid-19 cases here surged to 161 as of July 30 this year, according to Zamboanga City Health Office (CHO) records. City Health Officer (CHO) Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite said the positivity rate also shot up to 10.1 percent from 5 percent in recent weeks. Of the 161 recorded cases, 159 were reported to be from the communities while two are Authorized Persons Outside of Residences (APOR). Half of the cases are asymptomatic while 37.3% are mild. The five…

Members of K-pop groups ENHYPEN, Billlie recover from Covid-19  – Manila Bulletin

Five members of K-pop groups ENHYPEN and Billlie who tested positive for Covid-19 have recovered amid a surge in cases in South Korea. ENHYPEN’s Jay and Jake were confirmed to have Covid-19 on July 21 while Heeseung tested positive on July 22. (Clockwise from top left) ENHYPEN’s Heeseung, Jake and Jay, and Billlie’s Siyoon and Suhyeon (Belift Lab, Instagram) On July 29, Belift Lab, ENHYPEN’s agency, said, “We would like to inform you that ENHYPEN members Heeseung have made a full recovery from Covid-19 and their quarantine has concluded as…

Concepcion calls for ‘clear roadmap’ as Covid-19 vaccines expire – Manila Bulletin

A former presidential economic adviser has called on the government for a “clear roadmap” and reforms in the use and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in the country after billions of pesos worth of doses expired without being utilized. Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion (Photo courtesy of Go Negosyo) Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion pushed for these suggestions during the Go Negosyo town hall meeting “Navigating from Pandemic to Endemic” held on Friday, June 29. “We will support the vaccination, but the roadmap needs to be clear,” he said. He added…

Marcos admin urged to come up with national Covid-19 exit plan – Manila Bulletin

Experts were delighted with President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s commitment to end the implementation of lockdowns in the Philippines, but OCTA Research noted that while it is a “fundamental change” in the country’s mitigation strategy, a comprehensive “playbook” is still necessary for moving out of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Ali Vicoy / Manila Bulletin File Photo) Marcos, in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), held on Monday, July 25, stated that the country would not need to implement lockdowns anymore in order to deal with Covid-19 surges. Among the…

DOH logs over 1K new Covid-19 cases – Manila Bulletin

DOH logs over 1K new Covid-19 cases DOH The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday, July 2, reported 1,302 new cases of Covid-19. Based on the DOH Covid-19 tracker, the number of active cases nationwide was at 9,105. The top regions with the most number of cases in the past two weeks were the National Capital Region with 5,243, followed by Calabarzon with 1,967, Western Visayas with 912, Central Luzon with 717, and Central Visayas with 525. The healthcare utilization rate is still at low risk as only 18.3 percent…

Marcos admits ‘shortcomings’ in previous admin’s Covid-19 response – Manila Bulletin

News / National / Marcos admits ‘shortcomings’ in previous admin’s Covid-19 response Marcos admits ‘shortcomings’ in previous admin’s Covid-19 response President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. admitted during his inaugural address Thursday, June 30 that there were “shortcomings” in the Duterte administration’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (Contributed photo) However, the newly-installed leader only did so via a throwaway line in his less than 30-minute speech. “There were shortcomings in the Covid response; we will fix them — out in the open,” Marcos said. “No more…

PH receives final batch of US-donated Covid-19 jabs under Duterte admin – Manila Bulletin

A total of 299,520 doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine were donated by the United States (US) to the Philippines through the COVAX facility on Monday night, June 27. The Philippines receives 299,520 doses of Pfizer Covid-29 vaccine at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 in Pasay City on June 27, 2022. The life-saving jabs were donated by the United States government through the COVAX facility. (Photo courtesy of National Task Force Against Covid-19) Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. welcomed the delivery of the vaccines at the Ninoy Aquino International…

Marikina LGU opens 2nd Covid-19 booster shot registration – Manila Bulletin

The online registration for the second Covid-19 booster shot has opened for immunocompromised individuals in Marikina City, with the city health office administering the jabs starting Monday, April 25. The Marikina City local government made the announcement on Sunday night, April 24. In order to prioritize the immunocompromised population, only senior citizens and adults with comorbidities may register at present. Individuals must have received both shots of the primary Covid-19 vaccination doses and the first booster shot at least three months prior to their scheduled appointments. Slots for the booster…