The gathering, which happens every two years since its inception in 1985, saw the attendance of almost a thousand Upsilonians from all over the world.
President Duterte said the need for international solidarity and cooperation cannot be made clearer than the coronavirus pandemic “because no one is safe globally until everyone is safe.”
Health experts met with representatives of the Metro Manila Development Authority and the Metro Manila mayors to discuss the appropriate measures to curb the increasing transmission of COVID-19 in the capital region.
While vaccine supplies are limited, the World Health Organization recommended that priority be given to health workers at high risk of exposure and older people, including those aged 65 and above.
Philippine Savings Bank’s (PSBank) operating income surged to 31% before provisions to Php7.45 billion last year.
Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe of the World Health Organization said “we still believe” that the AstraZeneca vaccine is effective “even in places where you have a large proportion” of cases of the COVID-19 strain first detected in South Africa.
AstraZeneca country president Lotis Ramin said the British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm is proud to be the first vaccine from COVAX Facility to arrive in the Philippines.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government earlier said local government units only have the final say on COVID-19 testing for travelers while the rest of the new protocols would already be standardized.
The number of COVID-19 cases is rising not just in Pasay City but in Metro Manila, according to OCTA Research group. The Department of Health vowed to exert all efforts to curb infections.
The OCTA Research group states that the Astrazeneca vaccine doesn’t work well against the South Africa COVID-19 variant, thus the government must ensure that its transmission would be contained in the next two weeks.