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DOH reports 11,681 more COVID-19 cases; total at 864,868

(Eagle News)–Philippine COVID-19 cases reached 864,868 on Sunday, April 11, after the Department of Health reported 11,681 additional cases. The DOH said of the total cases, 146519 were active. Of these, 96.8 percent were mild, 1.7 percent asymptomatic, 0.5 percent were critical, 0.6 percent severe, and 0.34 percent moderate. Recoveries rose to 703404 including the 55204 additional ones. Over 200, or 201, more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 14945. The Palace on […]

NCR Plus area under MECQ starting April 12

(Eagle News)–Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, and Rizal are under a modified enhanced community quarantine starting April 12. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Sunday Santiago City, Isabela, Quirino province and Abra will also be under the MECQ until April 30. The following, on the other hand, are under a general community quarantine during the same period:    Cagayan    Isabela    Nueva Vizcaya    Batangas    Quezon province    Tacloban City    Iligan City […]

DFA announces extension of temporary suspension of operations of Tuguegarao consular office

(Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced the extension of the temporary suspension of operations of its consular office in Tuguegarao. In an advisory, the DFA said the extension of the temporary closure to April 12 was in view of the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in the city based on Tuguegarao City’s Executive Order No. 55, series of 2021. The consular office, the DFA said, will resume its regular operations […]

DOTr to healthcare workers, APORs availing of free transport services: Report drivers who ask you to pay

(Eagle News) — The Department of Transportation urged healthcare workers and authorized persons outside residences to report drivers of public utility jeepneys and buses under the government’s free transport services program who require them to pay fare. The DOTr said HCWs and APORs may report the same through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board hotline, 1342, that operates 24/7. They can also send a message to the LTFRB Official Facebook page or file the […]

DOH, PGC, UP-NIH: 192 South Africa, 170 UK variant cases detected in most recent COVID-19 genome sequencing

19 additional PHL variant cases, 1 Brazil variant case also found (Eagle News) — Authorities reported 170 United Kingdom variant cases, 192 South African variant cases, and one Brazil variant case in the most recent COVID-19 genome sequencing. The Department of Health, University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center , and the University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health said also detected during the sequencing were 19 Philippine variant cases. The DOH, PGC and UP-NIH said […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Sunday, April 11

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Sunday, April 11: Flight schedules may change at any given time. On March 28, the Palace said NCR Plus would revert to an enhanced community quarantine, the strictest form of community quarantine, starting Monday, March 29, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The NCR Plus covers Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, and Rizal. The ECQ was supposed to […]

DOH reports 12,674 additional COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News)–Philippine COVID-19 cases reached 853209 on Saturday, April 10, after the Department of Health reported 12674 additional cases. The DOH said of the total cases, 190245 were active. Of these, 97.2 percent were mild, 1.7 percent asymptomatic, 0.5 percent severe, 0.4 percent critical, and 0.26 percent moderate. Recoveries rose to 648220, including the additional 593 ones. The death toll is now at 14744, with the addition of 225 deaths. The Philippines is battling a […]

Erap off ventilator but still requires “high flow of oxygenation,” son says

(Eagle News) — Former President Joseph Estrada is no longer on ventilator support and appears to be responding well to treatment, his son said. According to former Senator Jinggoy Estrada, his father, who tested positive for COVID-19, however, still requires a “high flow of oxygenation.” “We still have a long way to go before he is completely out of danger and we hope that he continues to fight with his usual tenacity as only Erap […]

DOTr mass testing: Rail line personnel who tested positive for COVID-19 now at 630

(Eagle News) — More people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the ongoing mass testing of rail line personnel. Department of Transportation data released as of April 8, 5 p.m., showed the total number of personnel who have now tested positive in each rail line is as follows: MRT-3: 206 personnel LRT-1: 123 personnel LRT-2: 144 personnel PNR: 157 personnel DOTr data as of April 7, 5 p.m., showed a total of 118 MRT-3 personnel, […]

Amid challenges in West PHL Sea, PHL, US reaffirm importance of working closely to enhance Mutual Defense Treaty

(Eagle News)–Both the Philippines and the United States reaffirmed the “importance of working closely to enhance the Mutual Defense Treaty” in light of the “recent geopolitical developments and challenges” in the Asia in the West Philippine Sea, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. The DFA said the reaffirmation of the treaty that “has stood strong for nearly 70 years” was made in a conversation between Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. and  U.S. Secretary […]

PNR to resume train operations on Monday, April 12

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Railways will resume train operations on Monday, April 12. In a statement, the PNR said the deferment of the resumption of operations from April 9 to that date was to allow for the completion of the mass testing of all PNR personnel and for “re-integration procedures” over the weekend. The PNR said some RT-PCR results, after all, are still pending release, which requires tested personnel to stay at home […]

PHL reports record-high 401 additional deaths, 12225 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — The Philippines reported a record-high of 401 additional COVID-19 deaths on Friday, April 9, pushing the COVID-19 death toll to 14520. According to DOH data, 12,225 additional COVID-19 cases also pushed the COVID-19 total to 840554. Thirty-seven duplicate cases were also removed from the total case count. “Moreover, 213 cases that were previously tagged as recoveries were reclassified as deaths after final validation,” the DOH said. Of the total cases, 178351 were […]