Category: Health

DOH: Duque elected as chair of WHO’s Western Pacific regional committee

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III/ PHOTO by EDWIN BACASMAS MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III was elected as this year’s chairperson of the World Health Organization Western Pacific’s regional committee. The Department of Health said on Wednesday that the committee is composed of 37 member states in the Western Pacific region. ADVERTISEMENT The […]

Gov’t mulls reducing one-meter distancing in public transport anew

Passengers line up to board Edsa Carousel buses at Monumento, Caloocan City on September 30, 2020. Niño Jesus Orbeta/Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines — The government will once again reconsider reducing the one-meter physical distancing policy among passengers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) as it sets its sights on further reopening the COVID-19 pandemic-hit economy. […]

UAE surpasses 100,000 coronavirus infections

FILE PHOTO: Workers wear protective face masks during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates April 23, 2020. Picture taken April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah DUBAI— The United Arab Emirates, with a population of around 9.9 million people, surpassed 100,000 recorded cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday. The UAE, whose […]

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