DOH: No evacuee has so far tested positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News)–No evacuee has so far tested positive for COVID-19. This is according to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, who made the announcement a day after the Palace said evacuees would be tested for COVID-19 using antigen tests. Antigen tests detect viral proteins and are best used when viral load is most present, typically at least five days after the onset of symptoms. The Palace said only those exhibiting symptoms would be tested. According to […]

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Step up police searches, checkpoints to stem influx of marijuana, says...

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MANILA, Philippines --- Police officers must intensify searches at checkpoints as marijuana, believed to being used as an alternative to shabu, is being transported...