UPDATES ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)


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January 25, 2021 9:00 AM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, PPHA conduct Vaccine Deployment Town Hall
As the country gears up for COVID-19 vaccine deployment, the Department of Health and the Philippine Pharmacists Association (PPhA) jointly organized a Town Hall Meeting that highlights the critical role of pharmacists in this vaccination program...

January 22, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Intensified biosurveillance detects 16 additional B.1.1.7 variant cases in PH
Following strengthened biosurveillance activities amid the detection of the first B.1.1.7 variant in the country last January 13, the Department of Health (DOH), UP-Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC) and the UP-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) today confirmed the detection of the B.1.1.7 variant in 16 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 17...

January 21, 2021 4:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Duque inspects Quezon Institute Modular Hospital to ensure readiness for anticipated surge
Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco T. Duque III and Treatment Czar Health Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega today visited the Quezon Institute (QI) Off-site Modular Hospital as it increases its hospital surge capacity for COVID-19 cases. The officials inspected the said facility and assessed how it can further strengthen the overall health system capacity in the National Capital Region...

January 20, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: PH receives confirmation of COVAX participation; SOH, vaccine Czar inspect 3 cold chain facilities in preparation for rollout
The Philippines today received the country’s confirmation of participation in the COVID-19 vaccine financing instrument, COVAX Facility - Advance Market Commitment (AMC). The COVAX Facility is a global procurement mechanism which invests in a broad portfolio of promising vaccine candidates to support their research, development, and manufacturing. With the country’s participation in the COVAX Facility, the country is set to receive vaccines in the first quarter of this year...

 

January 20, 2021 3:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: 8 EK332 co-passengers, 5 close contacts of the UK variant index case test positive for COVID-19
The Department of Health (DOH) today confirmed that eight (8) co-passengers aboard Emirates Dubai-Manila Flight EK332 tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival here in the country. Moreover, the DOH confirmed that five (5) close contacts of the first confirmed UK variant case in the country also tested positive for the disease...

 

January 18, 2021 1:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH statement on circulating vaccine prices
Following the recent circulation of vaccine prices reported by the Senate to have come from the Department of Health (DOH), the DOH clarifies that the said vaccine prices were indicative market prices based on the rates published by different manufacturers generated for the purpose of estimating the proposed budget for the vaccination program. These are not, in any way, the negotiated prices that the government and the manufacturer agreed on...

 

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