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April 30, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH commends OsMak’s effective infection control measures
Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III commended Makati City’s efforts to keep the COVID-19 infection rate low amongst its healthcare workers during his visit in the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) and the quarantine facility in Pembo Elementary School, today.  Dr. Vergel Binay, OsMak’s OIC Medical Director reported to the Health Chief that only 18 out of its almost 1,300 healthcare workers have tested positive, or an infection rate of only 1.4 percent...

April 28, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Duque enlists governors in 5-point #BEATCOVID19 strategy
Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III briefed the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) on Tuesday morning to rally the governors in their vital roles in the war against COVID-19 and in establishing a “new normal” afterward. “What is clear to us at this point is that this will require all of our commitments for long haul solutions. All of us will have to take on the role of public health leaders and managers to deliver our 5-point Strategy to defeat COVID-19 and a New Normal for the entire Philippines,” Duque said during the virtual conference attended by 44 incumbent Philippine governors...

April 27, 2020

Guidelines on the Risk-Based Public Health Standards for COVID-19 Mitigation
This Order aims to provide guidelines for sectoral planning on the implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) as minimum public health standards to mitigate the threat of COVID-19...

April 25, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, DFA receive 700 test kits for 35,000 tests from ROK
The Department of Health (DOH) through Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. today received 700 units of COVID-19 test kits from the government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in a turnover ceremony held at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Pasay City. The official turnover ceremony was led by ROK Ambassador Han DongMan, and attended by National Task Force against COVID-19 Spokesperson Ret. Major General Restituto Padilla, Chief of Presidential Protocol Robert Borje III, and officials from DFA...

April 25, 2020 3:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Government launches Public-Private Task Force T3 (Test, Trace And Treat) to significantly expand RT-PCR testing capacity
The Inter-Agency Task Force – National Task Force (IATF-NTF) and the Department of Health (DOH), with support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), convened the TASK FORCE T3 (for Test, Trace and Treat). This public-private task force will support the Government’s efforts to swiftly expand RT-PCR (Reverse Transmission – Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing for COVID-19 from the current level of approximately 4,500 per day, to at least 30,000 tests per day by May 30, 2020 ...

April 24, 2020 9:00 AM

Privacy Guidelines on the Processing and Disclosure of COVID-19 Related Data for Disease Surveillance and Response
The Department of Health and the National Privacy Commision (NPC) issue these guidelines on the application of data protection and privacy principles in the collection, processing and disclosure of COVID-19 related data in pursuit of disease surveillance and response...