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Take note, travellers.
More countries are accepting the VaxCertPH as an official proof of vaccination from Filipino travelers.According the Department of Foreign Affairs, 39 countries are in the list, including the recently added Brazil, Israel, Republic of Korea, and Timor Leste. The vaccine certificates from
Don't use one of those blue and white surgical ones for longer than six hours, the DOH says.
As the Philippines experiences a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health calls on the public to wear their mask properly as an added protection against the coronavirus. Depending on the type, face masks must be changed from time to
It's available for both local and international trips.
Domestic and international travel has finally resumed, but not without added conditions. For the traveler's peace of mind, Cebu Pacific beefed up their travel insurance policy to include COVID-related expenses. CEB Travelsure "Basic Protect," which starts at P492 for roundtrip flights, now
Here's what the DOH advises
Fully vaccinated individuals experiencing COVID-like symptoms or tested positive for the coronavirus should follow a set of guidelines before they get their boosters, the Department of Health said that as the country battles a surge driven by the Omicron variant.Getting a booster
Make sure to keep this info in mind.
Filipinos are finding it harder to book RT-PCR tests due to a surge in demand as the Omicron surge coincides with flu season. More people are encouraged to take a swab test so they can properly isolate themselves if they end up
No harm, but also no good.
The Department of Health on Monday advised against the "false security" of wearable or necklace air purifiers, as it offers no protection against COVID-19.When asked about the purifiers, DOH Usec. Rosette Vergeire said "The DOH do not recommend these air purifiers, eto
Keep these in mind.
Metro Manila will be under the strictest enhanced community quarantine or ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20, Malacañang announced Friday to thwart the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus.But until Aug. 5, the capital region will remain under general
Travelers are still required to be triaged upon arrival.
Over the past week, there was much back and forth on the Inter-Agency Task Force's new policy on using vaccination cards in lieu of COVID-19 test results as a requirement in leisure travel. Baguio City announced their policy that fully vaccinated travelers
She reveals that it started with a simple fever.
On April 7, Rhian Ramos revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19, along with her road manager Rach Librado. On Instagram, the 30-year-old actress shared that, yes, they are already out of the woods and cleared of the virus, but also
There's a reason why MakatiMed doesn't allow it.
Copper masks quickly became popular for its "bacteria exterminating" promise and stylish, unique look. You've probably seen it all over social media, and many celebrities have been spotted wearing the trendy mask. We have to admit—it's definitely a notch higher than a surgical
Get all the germs out right away!
Amid the enhanced community quarantine, individuals are now required to wear a face mask when heading out to buy essential items. This guideline was previously imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. While surgical masks and
Here's a step-by-step guide.
As positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the Philippines ever since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived on our shores (a.k.a. the arrival of an infected Chinese national in the Metro in January), there was public clamor for mass testing. It is believed
These small things can really make a big difference.
Uncertain times like this COVID-19 pandemic can pose a great threat to our mental health. While we're fortunate enough to be able to live comfortably and safely at the confines of our homes, we're not exempted from the torments of our stress
President Rodrigo Duterte is offering reward money if you discover a cure for COVID-19.
President Rodrigo Duterte is offering up to P10 million as reward money for any Filipino citizen than can create or discover a vaccine against COVID-19, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a press briefing on April 21."Inanunsyo po ng Pangulo na siya
It could be the new normal.
Life as we know it has been changed by the coronavirus pandemic. Though that may seem like an exaggeration, a new study says current practices—social distancing, specifically—need to last until 2022.Researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health published the findings
A lot of people are experiencing the same thing.
For two weeks after the enhanced community quarantine was implemented, I wasn't sleeping properly. I tried to stick to my usual routine so my body clock wouldn't get messed up, but even that couldn't keep me from randomly waking up at night.
Now that we are all required to wear face masks in public, it's important to know why you should wear them.
At the start of the month, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease made wearing of face masks mandatory for anyone going outside during the enhanced community quarantine. But due to a shortage in personal protective equipment (PPEs),
If you haven't already picked up on that.
Many of us were still recovering from the Christmas season—in terms of working out and dieting, that is—when the coronavirus quarantine was announced. Yep, just like that, it's diet break season once again.If you're one of the better ones keeping the routine
"I was genuinely afraid I would die, because that is what it felt like.”
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it had been reported that the eldery and those with underlying health conditions are the most prone to the virus. This led to the early conclusion that perfectly healthy younger people had less to worry
The mask is eco-friendly, too!
Wearing a face mask when you go out is now a must for residents whose areas are under the enhanced community quarantine. But if you're having trouble finding one, then we have good news for you: You can order online and contribute