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BONG GO: Vigilance and discipline needed to fully overcome Covid-19 pandemic

Too early to lift the State of Public Health Emergency

Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, head of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, stressed the need to continue implementing minimum public health standards amid recent proposals to lift the State of Public Health Emergency and make wearing of face masks optional in the country.

“It might be too early to lift the State of Public Health Emergency and the necessary health protocols imposed to contain the pandemic considering the continuing emergence of new variants,” said Go.

“These variants continue to cause an increase in hospitalization rates and we do not want to come again to a point where our healthcare system gets overwhelmed,” he added.

Go earlier authored and co-sponsored Republic Act No. 11712 which provides for benefits and allowances to public and private HCWs during the state of a public health emergency.

He also supported the passage of Bayanihan 1 and 2 which allowed the government to better address the challenges caused by the pandemic and maximize available resources to aid low-income households and the healthcare sector as well as inject needed support to the economy.

“As Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, the health and safety of our people are my primary interests. We cannot afford to lose all the sacrifices we had over the last two years, including the lives of our frontliners which we have lost forever,” Go said.

No surge in post-2022 election Covid-19 cases

 Outbreak in new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases still a possibility

The government has not yet seen any surge or outbreak in new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases but warned it is still a possibility.National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 special medical adviser, Dr. Ted Herbosa, said Friday that the result of mass gatherings before the… Read More


3 of 4 QC contacts of BA.2.12 case test negative; 1 leaves PH

  The country’s first detected case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) Omicron subvariant had four close contacts from Quezon City.In a message to the Philippine News Agency on Friday, Dr. Rolly Cruz, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), also corrected… Read More


Average daily cases down to 239 in recent week

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported that the daily average Covid-19 cases of 239 from April 4 to 10 is 12 percent lower than the new infections prior to the week in review.In its latest case bulletin, the DOH said there are 1,674 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019… Read More

Covid-19 active cases down to 50 in Manila

The number of active coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in capital city Manila continued to decline as active cases are down to 50 after recording only three new cases on Monday.The city government reported that seven out of 17 areas did not record new cases — Binondo,… Read More


DOH: New Covid-19 cases in PH hit plateau

MANILA – The number of new Covid-19 cases in the country is exhibiting a plateau, a health official said Tuesday.In an online media forum, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said there were 1,903 new infections recorded for the week of April 5 to 11.”Na tinataya… Read More