UPDATES ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)


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Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines

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April 07, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH, FDA Gree-Light CORONAVAC for Senior Citizens
Caption: The Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday allowed the use of CoronaVac for senior citizens, provided there is stringent evaluation of the person’s health status and exposure risk...

April 07, 2021 2:00 PM

Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter support DOH’s #ChecktheFAQs campaign to fight vaccine misinformation
MANILA, Philippines, April 7, 2021—The Department of Health (DOH) today launched the #ChecktheFAQs campaign to emphasize the importance of accurate information in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and encourage the public to fact-check information that they come across. The campaign was launched together with various tech companies—Facebook, Google, TikTok, and Twitter—jointly pledging their support to the initiative in line with their respective missions to help fight COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation online...

April 06, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH Leads Ceremonial Turnover of Quezon Institute Modular Hospital, Continuously Augments NCR Hospital Capacities
The Department of Health (DOH), with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), today led the turnover of the 110-bed capacity off-site modular hospital extension of the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center (JRRMMC) at the Quezon Institute to augment COVID-19 dedicated beds in Metro Manila. The said modular hospital will be under the direct supervision of JRRMMC...

April 06, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH Issues Guidelines on Saliva-Based RT-PCR Testing
Caption: In pursuit of expanding the country’s testing capacity and ensuring immediate and efficient implementation of PDITR strategies, the Department of Health (DOH) has issued Department Memorandum (DM) No. 2021-0161 detailing guidelines on the use and administration of Saliva-based Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing...

April 06, 2021 4:30 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH addresses information system failure to reflect accurate numbers
A technical issue with the case collection systems resulted in lower reporting of COVID-19 death counts over the past week. The said issue caused incomplete fatality numbers and data to be encoded and as a result, there were 341 deaths prior to April 2021 that went unreported. The number of deaths reported today (382) already includes the said deaths not reported in previous counts...

April 06, 2021 2:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH assures sufficient supply and continued delivery of PPEs
The Department of Health today assured that supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in the country are enough and that distribution of PPEs across health facilities in the country will continue...

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