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Blanket travel bans will not stop Omicron variant spread | Headline PH

Blanket travel bans will not stop Omicron variant spread

  The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that blanket travel bans will not stop the spread of the new COVID-19 variant of concern Omicron variant. This was in response to countries shutting their borders ever since...
Omicron poses ‘very high’ global risk—WHO | Headline PH

Omicron poses ‘very high’ global risk—WHO

  Omicron, the newly detected coronavirus variant, poses a “very high” global risk said the World Health Organization on Monday, and is likely to spread internationally that could have severe consequences in some areas.   GENEVA, Switzerland...
EU plans 'emergency break' policy amid threat of Omicron | Headline PH

EU plans ’emergency break’ policy amid threat of Omicron

  Seeing a potential threat in the discovery of a more lethal and contagious variant of the deadly coronavirus disease or Covid-19, the European Union is proposing for a ban on air travel from southern...
WHO names new Covid variant from South Africa Omicron | Headline PH

WHO names new Covid variant from South Africa Omicron

  The new South Africa Covid variant scientifically labelled B.1.1.529 has been named Omicron and the World Health Organization (WHO) has tagged it as a ‘variant of concern' with health experts warning that the strain...
WHO warns vs complacency as PH COVID cases decline | Headline PH

WHO warns vs complacency as PH COVID cases decline

  The World Health Organization calls on Filipinos to not be complacent about the coronavirus pandemic amidst the decreasing number of Covid-18 cases in the country. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has acknowledged recently that Europe...
Philippines to vaccinate 13.5M kids aged 5 to 11 vs Covid-19 | The MiNT

Philippines to vaccinate 13.5M kids aged 5 to 11 vs Covid-19

  Kids from the 5 to eleven age range are the next target in the government's vaccination rollout against the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Thursday, that...
3-day vaccination drive set on 29 Nov to 01 Dec | The MiNT

3-day vaccination drive set on 29 Nov to 01 Dec

  The government has scheduled a three-day vaccination drive, which falls on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday a week from now. The government made it clear that only 30 November is a regular holiday for the commemoration...
Lorenzana positive for Covid after budget hearing | Headline PH

Lorenzana positive for Covid after budget hearing

  Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed through a text message on Wednesday the results that he tested positive for Covid-19. “The result came out this morning from a test yesterday afternoon after the Senate hearing,” he...
Shortage in syringes prompts LGUs to supply their own | Headline PH

Shortage in syringes prompts LGUs to supply their own

  Philippines’ vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr announced that there will be a worldwide shortage in syringes for Covid-19 vaccines.   MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) should start looking for alternatives in supplying their own...
Cash incentives to raise vaccine confidence among 4Ps—Go | Headline PH

Cash incentives to raise vaccine confidence among 4Ps—Go

  Vice presidential aspirant and incumbent senator Christopher Lawrence Go stressed the need for government to provide cash incentives to vaccinated beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in order to encourage more of...

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Odette's rampage leaves severe damage across Visayas | Headline PH

Odette’s rampage leaves severe damage across Visayas

  After wreaking havoc in Mindanao, Typhoon Odette (Rai) rampaged through the central Philippine region. Thousands of families were evacuated across the regions with the Cebu...
EU leaders looking at new sanctions against Russia | Headline PH

EU leaders looking at new sanctions against Russia

  The European Union is being assaulted on multiple fronts by Russia and must unite behind new economic sanctions, Baltic and central European leaders said...
Omicron in China places half a million in quarantine | Headline PH

Omicron in China places half a million in quarantine

  Media report on Monday provided the country's first case of the fast-spreading Omicron variant identified in the northern port city of Tianjin.   BEIJING, China —...