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May 27, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DEPED aligns Education Continuity Plan with DOH health standards
Access to quality education remains a priority of the Philippine government. In ensuring that every Filipino child has access to education, the Department of Education is preparing measures to ensure that this fundamental right is unhampered and accessible to everyone, all while ensuring that children are provided utmost protection against the threat of COVID-19. In today’s Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser, Health Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire and Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio discussed the government’s plan for the continuation of classesamid the new normal...

May 27, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: WHO, UNICEF back DOH in fight against COVID-19
The fight against the coronavirus is already transitioning into a new phase with new uncertainties, but the effective preventive measures stay the same, according to experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). In today’s Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser, Dr. Takeshi Nishijima from the WHO and Dr. Wigdan Madani from UNICEF discussed their organizations’ support for the Philippine government’s response to the pandemic and what the country should be doing at this critical turning point...

May 26, 2020 12:00 NN

DOH issues Press Release: PHA, largest hospital association, backs DOH
The Philippine Hospital Association (PHA), the biggest hospital group in the country, has rallied behind the Department of Health (DOH) and Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III amid calls for his resignation right in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. In a media forum today, PHA President Jaime A. Almora declared that within their hospital network of 1,981 members of both private and government hospitals, there is no clamor for any drastic changes in the DOH...

May 24, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DTI, DOH remind public on malling guidelines; mall operators share safety initiatives
With the easing of quarantine restrictions in different parts of the country and reports of shoppers flocking to malls the previous week, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) today strongly reminded the public and mall operators in the country to strictly implement the official guidelines on mall operations. Health Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire, in a special media forum on Sunday, stressed the importance of maintaining the minimum health standards particularly in public spaces such as malls and department stores under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ)...

May 21, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: PH still on 1st wave of sustained community transmission
In today’s Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser , Dr. Beverly Lorraine Ho, the Director of the Health Promotion and Communication Service (HPCS) of the Department of Health (DOH) clarified that the Philippines is still on its first major wave of sustained community transmission in the COVID-19 pandemic. Director Ho represented the Department today as DOH officials attended the House of Representatives Committee on Health’s briefing on the current COVID-19 situation. “Kung matatandaan ninyo po - local community transmission happened nung nagsimula tayong mag-report ng cases sa mga kababayan nating na walang exposure sa mga positive cases o kaya’y walang travel history,” said Dir. Ho...

May 21, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DTI, DOLE: Testing not required for workers to return to work
In yesterday's media forum hosted by the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers that COVID-19 testing is not a requisite before workers can return to work, following the Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 issued on April 30, 2020...

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