Editorial: Vaccine hesitancy abroad

It appears the Philippines is not the only country where people are hesitant to get vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In Russia, four regions have made it mandatory for workers in the retail, education, health care, public transportation, beauty, entertainment and other industries that serve a large number of people to get inoculated amid […]

Briones: Having the last word

Again, Malacañang and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases are not playing fair. Because the law, specifically Section 105 of the Local Government Code, prohibits the national government from imposing its mandate on local government units after a period of six months during an emergency situation like a pandemic, […]

Senator asks gov’t to ease restrictions on vaccinated local, foreign tourists

A SENATOR called on the government to ease restrictions on fully vaccinated local and foreign tourists to boost the reopening of the industry. “If we’re easing travel restrictions on fully vaccinated Filipinos returning from trips abroad, I don’t see any reason why we should exclude those fully vaccinated foreign and local tourists as they are […]

Dumaguete City to tap more schools as isolation facilities as COVID-19 cases increase

DUMAGUETE City’s local team managing the coronavirus pandemic has asked the Education department to allow more schools to be used as isolation facilities as cases continue to increase. The local government said it has also asked the city’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) task force to plan additional measures “to regulate the entry of non-residents… with […]

Gwen’s policy on int’l arrivals backed by 8 Cebu lawmakers

EIGHT lawmakers of Cebu Province signed a manifesto of support for the Provincial Government’s swab-upon-arrival policy and Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s stand on exercising local autonomy. They also urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases “to respect the rule of law, respect the Philippine Constitution and respect the local autonomy […]

Editorial: On the right track

THE recent lifting of travel restrictions in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus bubble means residents in Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces are now allowed to undertake point-to-point leisure travel to areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). This is covered by Resolution 118-A that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of […]

New IATF directive sets swab on Day 7

THE Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has approved the recommendation of the Department of Health (DOH) to test travelers entering the country for coronavirus disease only on the seventh day of their arrival. Under IATF Resolution No. 114, RT-PCR testing for Sars-CoV-2 on arriving travelers shall be conducted on […]

NEC, UN-Habitat and Peace Winds Japan provide thermography camera in Kenya to prevent the spread of COVID-19

TOKYO, Apr 23, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced a collaboration between NEC XON, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations programme that promotes better quality of life for all through sustainable urbanization, and Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), an NGO that provides emergency humanitarian assistance, […]