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August 04, 2020 10:00 AM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH updates on collaboration with healthcare workers in improving COVID response
As our comrades on the ground recommended using a timeout to allow us to regroup and improve our pandemic response, the DOH immediately engaged them to create solutions. This “timeout” will be used to take a few steps back and see our COVID situation in a bigger picture. Yesterday afternoon, the first of a series of collaborative meetings with the representatives of over 100 of the country’s medical societies took place to recalibrate our current strategies. Representatives that will form the working group have been identified from both DOH and the alliance of healthcare professionals. The working group will collectively come up with strategies to address the following critical areas: 1) health workforce deficiency, 2) contact tracing and isolation protocols, 3) transportation and workplace safety guidelines, 4) proper distribution of social amelioration, 5) testing capabilities to ensure we are using the appropriate tools in detecting the COVID infection, and 6) cascading of protocols to the local government units and the private sector...

August 03, 2020 3:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, National Government focus pandemic response on communities, implore public cooperation
Following President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s imposition of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) status in Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan, the Department of Health (DOH), in coordination with the National Task Force Against COVID-19, other line agencies, and concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) will lead a revitalized strategy with more focus on localized response and mitigation of disease transmission at the community level. Recent data shows that there is a significant increase in COVID cases, with record-high numbers reported consecutively in the last four days, from the areas recently placed under MECQ...

July 30, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH tags 38k recoveries from Oplan Recovery
Due to enhanced data reconciliation efforts with local government units through OPLAN RECOVERY, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 38,075 recoveries in its July 30 case bulletin, bringing the total number of recoveries as of July 30 to 65,064. The same reconciliation efforts also explain the 3,954 cases reported today, of which 1,320 cases are fresh cases, and 2,634 are late cases. In addition to the 909 validated recoveries from the submitted reports from the regional epidemiological surveillance units, DOH recorded 37,166 additional recoveries from OPLAN RECOVERY, which is an initiative that the Department activated to monitor the statuses of confirmed COVID-19 cases....

July 27, 2020

PSC-GAB-DOH Joint Administrative Order No. 2020-0001: Guidelines on the Conduct of Health - Enhancing Physical Activities and Sports during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This Order aims to provide guidance for the conduct of exercise, sports and other forms of health-enhancing physical activities as well as play-for-pay physical sports activities for the duration of the COVID-19 response...

July 24, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Top industry leaders pledged to BIDA Solusyon
The Department of Health (DOH), with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted its official partners’ launch for the “BIDA Solusyon sa COVID-19” campaign on Friday, July 24, with some of the Philippines’ top business leaders and government agencies, signaling a multi-sectoral push to reinforce protective behavior that can lead to economic productivity. During the launch, key industry leaders committed to promote and instill awareness on our individual and collective roles to help battle COVID-19. BIDA Solusyon is a social and behavior change campaign that encourages the practice of four key preventive behaviors: Bawal walang mask, I-sanitize ang kamay at iwas-hawak sa mga bagay, Dumistansya ng isang metro, at Alamin ang totoong impormasyon. Among the industries represented in the launch were transport, ride-sharing, retail, IT, finance, banking, insurance, energy, advertising, and food and beverage...

July 23, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Collective responsibility key to Davao's swift COVID response
Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 infection nationwide, Davao region’s ability to manage and swiftly respond to the pandemic, anchored on its strong public-private partnership, proves very inspiring. This was shared by Dr. Anabelle Yumang, Region XI Regional Director of the Department of Health- Center for Health Development Davao (DOH-CHD) in Thursday's episode of the Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser...