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Department of Health

DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin

Ngayong 4 PM, Enero 25, 2021, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 1,581 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19. Samantala ay mayroon namang naitalang 13 na gumaling at 50 na pumanaw.

Sa kabuuang bilang ng mga naitalang kaso sa bansa, 5.7% (29,282) ang aktibong kaso, 92.3% (475,422) na ang gumaling, at 2.00% (10,292) ang namatay.

Para sa karagdagang detalye, bisitahin ang aming pampublikong site: www.doh.gov.ph/covid19tracker.
 

DOH Press Release

INTENSIFIED BIOSURVEILLANCE DETECTS 16 ADDITIONAL B.1.1.7 VARIANT CASES IN PH

Following strengthened biosurveillance activities amid the detection of the first B.1.1.7 variant in the country last January 13, the Department of Health (DOH), UP-Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC) and the UP-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) today confirmed the detection of the B.1.1.7 variant in 16 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 17.
 

DOH STATEMENT ON CIRCULATING VACCINE PRICES

Following the recent circulation of vaccine prices reported by the Senate to have come from the Department of Health (DOH), the DOH clarifies that the said vaccine prices were indicative market prices based on the rates published by different manufacturers generated for the purpose of estimating the proposed budget for the vaccination program. These are not, in any way, the negotiated prices that the government and the manufacturer agreed on.
 

PH GENOMIC BIOSURVEILLANCE DETECTS SARS-COV-2 UK VARIANT

Following strengthened biosurveillance and border control efforts, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) today officially confirm the detection of the B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country after samples from a Filipino who arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 7 yielded positive genome sequencing results.
 

STATEMENT OF NATIONAL TASK FORCE AGAINST COVID-19 CHIEF IMPLEMENTER AND VACCINE CZAR SECRETARY CARLITO G. GALVEZ JR. ON THE NEED FOR EVERY FILIPINO BE VACCINATED

The Philippine government remains steadfast in its battle against COVID-19. It will leave no stone unturned to ensure that all Filipinos are safe and bring a greater sense of normalcy to our nation.
 

DOH, DTI SIGN JAO ON RT-PCR TESTING

The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on 24 November 2020 signed the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) for setting the price range for Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Reaction (RT-PCR) Testing for COVID-19. The JAO is pursuant to the Executive Order No. 118 of President Rodrigo Roa-Duterte ordering the agencies to implement a price range for COVID-19 testing.
 

DOH, NTF REVEAL NATIONAL COVID-19 VACCINE ROADMAP FROM EVALUATION & ACQUISITION TO DISTRIBUTION

The Department of Health (DOH) and the National Taskforce on COVID-19 (NTF) revealed updates about the immunization process for the COVID-19 vaccine in a press conference held today, November 9. Present in the virtual presser were Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire, and Vaccine Czar and Inter-agency Taskforce (IATF) Chief Implementer Sec. Carlito G. Galvez.
 

DOH LAUDS PRRD DIRECTIVE IMPOSING COVID-19 TESTING PRICES CAP

The Department of Health (DOH) lauded the directive of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) to ensure equitable and affordable access to COVID-19 tests and test kits after PRRD signed Executive Order (EO) No. 118, series 2020 today, November 4.
 

DOH REITERATES CALL FOR LGUs TO ENSURE PREVENTION OF COVID-19 SPREAD IN EVACUATION CENTERS

The Department of Health today strongly advised the public to continue practicing minimum health standards and reiterated its call for Local Government Units (LGUs) to designate safety officers in evacuation centers and implement measures to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
 

DUQUE REPORTS P26.5M SUPPLIES AND MEDICINES PREPOSITIONED IN PREPARATION FOR TYPHOON ROLLY, ASSURES SAFETY OF COVID-19 PATIENTS

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today reported that the Department of Health (DOH) has prepositioned about P26.5M worth of drugs, medicines, medical supplies, health kits, including personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other COVID-19 supplies in preparation for typhoon Rolly. He added that a total of P21.7M worth of commodities are also available and immediately mobilizable at the DOH Central office warehouse.
 

DILG PARTNERS WITH DOH TO STRENGTHEN BHERTS’ ROLE IN ENSURING ACCESS TO PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SERVICES

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has partnered with the Department of Health (DOH) to strengthen the role of the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) in helping Filipinos navigate the public healthcare system.
 

DOH Advisory

ON THE DETECTION OF THE UK VARIANT HERE IN THE COUNTRY

Following the detection of the more transmissible UK variant here in the country, the Department of Health reiterates that mode of transmission has not changed. This means that the Minimum Public Health Standards remain to be the effective measure against the spread of the disease.

Local Government Units are also urged to be extra vigilant and ensure strict implementation of existing quarantine and isolation protocols.

 

ON THE DETECTION OF THE UK VARIANT HERE IN THE COUNTRY

Following the detection of the more transmissible UK variant here in the country, the Department of Health reiterates that mode of transmission has not changed. This means that the Minimum Public Health Standards remain to be the effective measure against the spread of the disease.

Local Government Units are also urged to be extra vigilant and ensure strict implementation of existing quarantine and isolation protocols.

 

LOOK: Ito ang first series of the Frequently Asked Questions tungkol sa bakuna sa COVID-19. Alamin ang tamang impormasyon! Mabuti ang maalam!

This is to clarify circulating reports on social media that the new SARS-COV-2 variant was detected in Metro Manila.

The Department of Health and the Philippine Genome Center, to date, have not detected the UK variant, or any new variant of SARS-COV-2 in any of the positive samples tested. The DOH and PGC are closely working together in order to intensify on-going biosurveillance efforts.

The Department also calls on the public to refrain from disseminating unverified information which only serve to create panic and confusion.

Furthermore, whether or not a new variant is detected, the DOH reiterates that strict adherence to Minimum Public Health Standards is the best defense against COVID-19 and strongly urges the public to continue practicing MPHS across all settings to lower the rate of infection and reduce the risk of viral mutation.

 

Dumalo ka ba ng #Traslacion2021? O may kapamilya na nagpunta sa Quiapo?

Narito ang listahan ng mga dapat mong gawin upang masiguro na ikaw at ang iyong pamilya ay ligtas mula sa #COVID19

 

With circulating photos and reports of crowding in different areas around Quiapo, Secretary Francisco T. Duque III and the DOH reiterate the call for devotees to opt for the virtual masses and refrain from physically visiting Quiapo.

Based on the report of Manila City Hall, photos of flocking were as of early this morning but authorities were quick to disperse said flocks and ensure strict implementation of physical distancing from outside of Quiapo church up until España blvd and other roads.

 

DOH ANNOUNCEMENT | Clarification on the alleged detection of UK Variant in the Philippines. | January 2, 2021

 
DOH ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE REPORTED SARS-COV-2 UK VARIANT IN THE USA | 30 December 2020
 
Contrary to reports that there is still no travel ban here in the Philippines, DOH clarifies that a ban for travelers from the UK or those with history of travel from the UK has been in effect since 24 December 2020.
 
Read the full Press Release at the following link: https://doh.gov.ph/…/DOH-REITERATES-THE-UK-TRAVEL-BAN…
 
Huwag maniwala sa sabi-sabi, A-Alamin ang tamang impormasyon!
 
#BIDASolusyon sa COVID-19!
 

DOH ADVISORY FOR TRAVELLERS | 23 DECEMBER 2020

 

DOH Statements

DOH PRESS RELEASE
PR No: 2021-01-25-01
25 January 2021
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SWS: 9/10 FILIPINOS SAY PUBLIC AND ACTIVE TRANSPORT SHOULD BE
PRIORITIZED ON ROADS
Press Release | 25 January 2021

Majority of Filipinos believe that active transport is possible in their locality and should be given priority, according to a nationwide Social Weather Station (SWS) survey. The survey comes amid a push by the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to promote active transport among communities.

Read full PR here: http://bit.ly/2NqiNH6

JANUARY 25, 2021 | SOURCE: Department of Health Official Facebook Page

LOOK: Secretary of Health Francisco T. Duque III advises the public on how they can prevent the spread of COVID-19.

He emphasized that the actions of each and everyone can save the lives of people by preventing transmission. According to him: “It is the little things that can stop the spread of disease–the proper wearing of a mask and face shield may be uncomfortable at times, but enduring a little discomfort can save lives.”

JANUARY 23, 2021 | SOURCE: Department of Health Official Facebook Page

During the virtual press conference announcing the detection of 16 additional cases of the UK variant in the country, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III emphasized that breaches in compliance to the Minimum Public Health Standards is the primary driver of infection and mutation.

He called on the public to continue doing the preventive measures–and doing them properly–as these seemingly insignificant actions may spell the difference between the lives of other people down the chain of infection. 

JANUARY 23, 2021 | SOURCE: Department of Health Official Facebook Page

LOOK: Usec. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire expresses the importance of disseminating vaccine information in yesterday’s media forum.

JANUARY 19, 2021 | SOURCE: Department of Health Official Facebook Page

In today’s media forum, Health Spokesperson and Undersecretary Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire urged the public to continue stricter observance of the minimum public health standards in all settings. She also emphasized the effectiveness of the preventive measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 and to decrease the country’s case count.

Watch the full presser here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDOHgov/videos/737308647161695/

JANUARY 15, 2021 | SOURCE: Department of Health Official Facebook Page

With the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 UK variant in the country, the Health Department reiterates that Minimum Public Health Standards, such as frequent handwashing, physical distancing, and proper wearing of face masks and shields, is still the best preventive measure to mitigate risks of transmission and impede virus mutations. Experts explained that while the variant is more contagious, the mode of transmission remains the same.

Watch the full video here: https://fb.watch/30LX12BwtK/

JANUARY 15, 2021 | SOURCE: Department of Health Official Facebook Page

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