Face masks, shields, physical distancing give 99% protection

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) reiterates proper wearing of face masks with face shields and physical distancing provides 99 percent protection against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “Lahat ng eksperto iyan ang sinasabi, may mga scientific studies na po at ebidensiya na nagsasabi (All experts say that, there are scientific studies and pieces of evidence saying) … Read More

Alden Richards hypes Covid-19 awareness in DOH’s ‘Bida Solusyon’

MANILA – Actor Alden Richards has joined the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Friday after the Department of Health (DOH) introduced him as the ambassador for its “BIDA Solusyon” information campaign. In a webinar joined by several key government officials, Richards was introduced as the campaign’s “champion” who will help educate the public … Read More

DOH, FDA laud EO regulating e-cigarettes, similar devices

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have lauded the recent signing of Executive Order No. 106 by President Rodrigo Duterte which prohibits the manufacture, distribution, marketing and sale of unregistered and/or adulterated Electronic Nicotine/Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS/ENNDS) or electronic cigarettes, heated tobacco products (HTPs), and other novel tobacco … Read More

WHO urges gov’ts, companies, news orgs to spread Covid-19 facts

MANILA — World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday called on governments, companies, and news organizations to strengthen their efforts in spreading facts about the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to combat fake news about it worldwide. “Work with us to sound the appropriate level of alarm, without fanning the flames of … Read More

Batac hospital holds capacity building against Covid-19

BATAC CITY — The State-run Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) here continues to conduct capacity building activities to empower various health facilities around Ilocos Norte in handling persons under investigation (PUI) with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Jhey-ar O. Mangati, Health Education and Promotions Officer of MMMH&MC, on Tuesday said the activity is … Read More

What Pinoys need to know about nCoV

MANILA —  As the number of cases and deaths due to novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV continues to rise, the Department of Health (DOH) has met these reports with equally heightened monitoring of patients who have been suffering from “flu-like” symptoms while visiting the country. Apart from clinical tests on people suspected of carrying the virus, the … Read More

DOH steps up Taal eruption response

MANILA — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday said the department has augmented the resources of its regional offices in response to the recent Taal Volcano eruption. “We have sent drugs, medicines such as eye drops and asthma medication, medical supplies including N95 and surgical face masks, collapsible water containers and jerry cans, water purification … Read More