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