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The Philippines remains at low risk for COVID-19, though Metro Manila is already back to moderate risk as cases rise.
How is the Marcos administration addressing the health and economic crisis? What are the key developments on the global front that also impact Filipinos?
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Cagayan de Oro sees active COVID-19 cases go up ahead of fiesta
Cagayan de Oro continued to see the number of its active COVID-19 cases increasing to three-digit numbers ahead of its much-awaited annual citywide fiesta in August.
This has prompted officials to call on local government regulators and health authorities to enforce basic public health rules and ramp up the campaign to make residents get inoculated and get booster shots.
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Philippines detects first 2 cases of rapidly spreading Omicron BA.2.75
DOH OIC Maria Rosario Vergeire says the two cases are from Western Visayas, and have already recovered.