Philippines monitoring outbreak of monkeypox abroad

No border closure yet amid increasing monkeypox cases

 May 21, 2022, 7:05 pm

MANILA – The Philippines continues to monitor the outbreak of monkeypox overseas but the closure of borders is still unlikely, the special adviser against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) said Saturday.In a “Laging Handa” briefing, National Task Force (NTF) Against… Read More

Cases of ‘long Covid’ in PH confirmed, being monitored

 May 21, 2022, 6:56 pm

MANILA – The government and health authorities are monitoring the situation of “long Covid” cases in the country, according to Dr. Ted Herbosa, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 medical adviser.Herbosa confirmed Saturday that the Philippines has already had cases of those… Read More

PH detects case of Omicron BA.4 subvariant

 May 21, 2022, 6:47 pm

MANILA – The Philippines has detected Omicron BA.4 subvariant from a Filipino who flew in from the Middle East last May 4.In an advisory on Saturday, the Department of Health (DOH) said the positive test result for the subvariant was from a specimen collected on May 8. The male patient was… Read More

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