UPDATES ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)


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May 10, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: PH Receives Additional Vaccines through COVAX Facility
The Philippines on Monday received the first 193,050 doses of donated Pfizer vaccines from the WHO-led COVAX facility. The national government led by the vaccine cluster with representatives from the United Nations, World  Health Organization (WHO), the UNICEF, US Embassy, and Pfizer Philippines received the vaccine doses at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City...

May 10, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: No Such Purchase of PHP 1B of Remdesivir
The DOH on Monday denied allegations that it had purchased Php1 billion worth of remdesivir, an investigational drug for the treatment of COVID-19...

May 08, 2021 3:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: More than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrive in the Philippines through the COVAX Facility
Manila, 8 May 2021—More than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca have arrived in the Philippines from the COVAX facility, the international partnership established to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. This shipment is in addition to half a million doses delivered in March and is part of the 4.5 million total doses committed to the Philippines from COVAX...

May 07, 2021 1:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH thru BOQ aid foreign vessel seeking refuge and rescue Filipinos aboard, assure no new variants will be introduced in the country
The Department of Health (DOH) through the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) on Thursday assisted the MV Athens Bridge in its entry into the country and provided immediate medical aid to its crew members after 12 of its Filipino crew tested positive for COVID-19, with 2 in critical condition. The vessel carrying 21 Filipinos crew members sought refuge on May 3, and was reported to have had travel history to India...

 

May 07, 2021 12:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH officially resumes Astrazeneca jabs for all age groups; issues guidelines on management of very rare blood clot
The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday announced the official resumption of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for all eligible population, following the recommendation of the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the DOH All Experts Group on Vaccines...

 

May 06, 2021 7:00 AM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: Intensified biosurveillance reinforces need for stricter border control; expands travel restrictions to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
With the strengthened biosurveillance activities of the Department of Health (DOH), the University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center, and the University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health, a total of 1,075 B.1351 variant cases (first detected in South Africa), 948 B.1.1.7 variant cases (first detected in UK), 157 P.3 variant cases (first detected in the Philippines), and 2 P.1 variant cases (first detected in Brazil) have been detected as of May 3. However, the detection of these variants of concern (VOCs) and variants under investigation (VUIs) does not mean that these variants are now the dominant variants in the country.

 

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