Covid-19 labs now swamped, daily limits to enforce – DOH

Covid-19 labs now swamped, daily limits to enforce – DOH

Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) laboratories are getting overwhelmed with specimens of people who undertook Covid-19 tests as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said. “We’ve been...
Boracay waives RT-PCR test for tourists starting Nov. 16

Boracay waives RT-PCR test for tourists starting Nov. 16

Boracay island will no longer require RT-PCR test for tourists who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) starting November 16, according to Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores.”I’m happy to report na by November 16, next...
DOT extends travel swab test subsidy until December

DOT extends travel swab test subsidy until December

Screen grab from the Laging Handa briefing last June 28. The Department of Tourism (DOT) has extended the 50 percent subsidy for the real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) tests of local tourists from July to Dec. 31. Qualifications for...
Duque slams Robin Padilla’s self-swab stunt

Duque slams Robin Padilla’s self-swab stunt

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III slammed actor Robin Padilla after the actor conducted his own coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) nasal swab test. The Philippines has not yet allowed self-swabbing.  Duque explained that swab tests could produce failed results if...