Philippines sees 8,748 new coronavirus infections

Philippines sees 8,748 new coronavirus infections

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Friday recorded 8,748 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,037,460.

What's new today?

  • Dine-in and personal care services may now resume at a limited capacity in areas under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine, the government's pandemic task force announced last night.

  • The first shipment of 15,000 doses of the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V is on the way to the Philippines after logistical challenges hampered the delivery.

  • An infectious disease expert issued a stern warning against fully opening the economy for now, citing the need for the Philippines to avoid the record-breaking surge overrunning hospitals and crematoriums in India.

  • Prescriptions for the antiparasitic drug ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 lacked doctors’ information and patrons were made to sign waivers at the so-called “pantry” that two lawmakers launched yesterday.

  • That same day, the interior department warned politicians against taking advantage of the Bayanihan-inspired community pantries, which are now subject to new guidelines to avoid becoming “super-spreader” activities.

  • The Hospicio de San Jose Orphanage in Manila is asking for donations after being placed under lockdown due to numerous cases of COVID-19.

— Bella Perez-Rubio with a report from Xave Gregorio

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