Department of Health
The construction of a “super” health center in Kawit, Cavite is expected to begin this February and is targeted to be completed as early as September 2023.
Two days after it rejected calls to impose stricter restrictions on travelers from COVID-hit China, the Department of Health now wants ‘heightened surveillance’ on passengers from the East Asian country.
The Department of Health sees no need yet to restrict arrivals from China amid increasing COVID-19 cases there following the loosening of its draconian zero-Covid rules.
The end of COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines appears to be a long way off compared to the rest of the world due to the high rates in the country, according to an infectious diseases expert.
The extension comes amid the presence of more infectious Omicron variants and the low turnout in booster immunization in the country.
More than two years into the pandemic, the Philippine government has now lifted its mandated use of face mask in select outdoor settings.