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COVID-19 pandemic: Latest situation in the Philippines – September 2022

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COVID-19 pandemic: Latest situation in the Philippines – September 2022

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Philippines remains at low risk for COVID-19, enough for the government to consider easing its face mask policy in outdoor settings.

How is the Marcos administration addressing the health and economic crisis? What are the key developments on the global front that also impact Filipinos?

Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest news updates, opinion articles, and analysis pieces about the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.

LATEST UPDATES

DOH bulletin: COVID-19 cases as of September 18, 2022

Rappler.com

DOH bulletin: COVID-19 cases as of September 11, 2022

Rappler.com

Philippines to ease face mask policy

“There is verbal approval from the President. But it will need an executive order to make it a formal policy,” says Health Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire.

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Bonz Magsambol

Philippines to ease face mask policy

The Philippines is set to ease its face mask policy as President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. “verbally” approved coronavirus task force’s recommendation to make wearing masks optional when outdoors.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz Angeles made the announcement in a press briefing on Wednesday, September 7. She said the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) recommended to make wearing of face masks optional.

“We stress that this is outdoors. Wearing of face masks will be optional in open spaces or non-crowded outdoor areas with good ventilation, provided that senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals are encouraged to wear masks,” Angeles said.

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Bonz Magsambol

DOH bulletin: COVID-19 cases as of September 4, 2022

Rappler.com