DILG nears target of 50,000 more contact tracers as it eyes additional hires this week

(Eagle News)–The Department of the Interior and Local Government is nearing its target of hiring 50,000 contact tracers to help in the country’s fight against COVID-19. In a statement, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said 46,338 are now “embedded” in localities, while the remaining will be hired this week. According to Año, the National Capital Region, as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, got the most number of contact tracers with 7,362. Metro […]

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LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The head of British drug manufacturer AstraZeneca said on Thursday further research was needed on its Covid-19 vaccine after...