UPDATES ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)


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May 04, 2021 2:30 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, UP-PGC, and UP-NIH Biosurveillance Detect Additional Cases of COVID-19 Variants
The Department of Health (DOH), the University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC), and the University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) today report the detection of additional 289 B.1.1.7 variant cases, 380 B.1.351 variant cases, and 9 P.3 variant cases from the 744 samples sequenced, based on the latest whole-genome sequencing report...

May 01, 2021 1:20 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Statement of Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III on the discrimination, intimidation, and violence against healthcare workers
This Labor Day we are one with our health care workers (HCWs) who are continuously fulfilling their sworn duty to serve and promote the right to quality and equitable health of Filipinos....

April 30, 2021 4:30 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, FDA reiterate insufficient evidence to support safety and efficacy of ivermectin for COVID-19, advise public on validity of prescriptions
The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reiterated that the agencies DO NOT RECOMMEND the use of antiparasitic drug ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 due to insufficient scientific evidence...

April 28, 2021 1:30 PM

DOH issues Press Release: WIW 2021: DOH, partners hold ‘Get Vaccinated Pamilyang Bida’ to highlight value and importance of vaccination
The Department of Health (DOH), the Pharmaceutical and Hospital Association of the Philippines (PHAP), the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) today streamed the seventh installment of Health Connect Series in celebration of the 2021 World Immunization Week. Organized by PHAP, the Health Connect aims to keep the media and the public informed on important and relevant health issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic...

April 27, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: Variant first detected in India currently VUI based on who definitions, IATF to discuss travel ban
The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday clarified that the B.1.617 variant or the variant first detected in India is classified as a variant under investigation (VUI) and not a variant of concern (VOC), based on the technical definitions set by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

April 27, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH shifts weekly time-based recovery tagging to daily, assures efforts to ensure proper validation of outcomes
In order to more accurately and timely reflect outcomes of cases, the Department of Health (DOH) has implemented a daily time-based tagging of recoveries since April 19, 2021....

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