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• PH reaches new all-time highs in COVID-19 cases
• Duterte allows private sector to import vaccines 'at will'
• Maximizing the lockdown
National Task Force deputy chief implementer and Testing czar Vince Dizon: Today, in San Juan, we start the simultaneous vaccination of healthcare workers, senior citizens and persons with comorbidities
Testing czar Dizon: In the past 2 weeks, we've been hitting average 45,000 tests per day. We still need to test more
Testing czar Dizon: With PCR testing, we're limited to 24-48 hours. If we ramp up with antigen tests in hospitals and dense areas, we can confirm COVID-19 cases faster
Testing czar Dizon: The DOH publishes COVID-19 figures after cut off, and some labs send figures late
Testing czar Dizon: We don't stop testing even if ECQ ends in NCR Plus bubble
Testing czar Dizon on Vice President @lenirobredo's 'Swab Cab' project, a free mobile antigen testing program: This is very welcome. Any help from anyone is welcome. We thank the vice president
Testing czar Dizon on price of RT-PCR testing: Dati, tests go up to ₱8,000. Now, it's ₱3,000 or below
Health Professionals Alliance against COVID-19 (HPAAC) member-doctors Antonio and Leonila Dans join #TheSource
HPAAC on PH recording over 10,000 new COVID-19 infections yesterday: We're not surprised. It's going to get worse, before it gets better
HPAAC on what will happen after the week-long ECQ in NCR Plus 'bubble': What we will see are behavioral changes among people in the next weeks
HPAAC: Vaccination is not the only answer. This ECQ, we need to re-strategize. One big measure is creating a one COVID-referral system
HPAAC: We lack data management to monitor real-time capacity of health facilities

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