NCR under stricter GCQ until next week, ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20

In an announcement aired over state TV, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said Metro Manila would be under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions from July 30 to Aug. 5, and enhanced community quarantine from Aug. 6 to Aug. 20.

51 Covid-19-infected cops had no interaction with SONA 2021 rallyists

51 Covid-19-infected cops had no interaction with SONA 2021 rallyists

The 51 police officers stationed during President Rodrigo Duterte’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA) who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) had no physical interaction with protesters, according to the chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

Isko fears Delta variant transmission in NCR

Isko fears Delta variant transmission in NCR

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said he is worried that the highly contagious Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus is already spreading undetected in the National Capital Region.

NCR’s Covid-19 reproduction number is going up – OCTA

NCR’s Covid-19 reproduction number is going up – OCTA

OCTA Research Group reported that the National Capital Region’s (NCR)  average number of daily new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections has increased to 851 from July 16 to 22, while its  reproduction number increased by 1.21, which indicates sustained transmission.

DOH to investigate mishandled vaccines

DOH to investigate mishandled vaccines

The Department of Health (DOH) said it was investigating the incident wherein Pfizer vaccines were wasted in Muntinlupa city due to a storage problem.

OCTA calls for stricter quarantine measures due to Covid-19 surge

OCTA calls for stricter quarantine measures due to Covid-19 surge

OCTA Research has recommended a stricter quarantine measure in the National Capital Region (NCR) as the research group noted that Metro Manila is in the early stages of another surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, which could be caused by the Delta variant.