The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases reported daily in the Philippines from May 5 to 11 has dropped by 16% compared to the previous week, the OCTA Research Group announced Wednesday.
In a televised public briefing, Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said 1,000 vaccination sites were reporting daily. At an average of 100 people daily, there should be 100,000 people getting shots every day, she said.
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all government offices to identify savings from their 2020 budgets to augment funding for the country’s fight against Covid-19.
Malacañang on Wednesday said the country’s vaccine deployment had been facing delays due to quality-control checks.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported 13 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among Filipinos working abroad, pushing the tally to 18,537.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement during the 75th United Nations General Assembly asserting the Philippines’ arbitral win over China on the West Philippine Sea still stands, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday.
In its 114th resolution, the pandemic task force deemed registration for the national identification system as “essential government service.”
“Hindi ibabalik iyong pang-second dose ni presidente para matapos niya ang second dose niya,” the spokesman said.
“Arrest them and detain them, investigate them why they are doing it. You have nine hours,” he said.
“Itong ating problema sa Pilipinas, kulang ang bakuna. Nagbibili tayo kung saan-saan at dumadating lang ngayon pakaunti-kaunti. Were it not for, well the donation of China, wala tayo, zero,” he said in a televised address.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon scorned President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent pronouncement that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is the “hero” behind the government’s “good Covid-19 response”.
Six travelers who arrived in the Philippines from India have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infection, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
In a statement, Medialdea said the ban would start at midnight on May 7 and last until May 14.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced 26 more Filipinos abroad contracting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The Kalayaan Group of Islands can provide 62,000 to 91,000 metric tons of fish per year that can feed 1.6 million to 2.3 million Filipinos per year, the experts said in a statement.
Duterte did not single out community pantries but claimed initiatives that encourage the gathering of people had caused a spike in Covid-19 cases.