Bureau of Quarantine - updates

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2 ships from China arrive in Manila, get coronavirus clearance

Jan 28, 2020 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Bureau of Quarantine concludes the ships' passengers and crew are free of the novel coronavirus, shortly after the vessels docked at the Port of Manila

CRUISE SHIP. The World Dream Cruise Ship arrived in Manila from Hong Kong on January 28, 2020. The Bureau of Quarantine declared its passengers free of the novel coronavirus. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard

What DOH is doing to deal with Zika, other public health threats

Sep 06, 2016 - 5:23 PM

The Department of Health says the agency s P144 billion 3 09 billion proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats

OFWs from 5 Asian countries monitored for Zika symptoms

Sep 02, 2016 - 4:07 PM

No Filipino abroad has been reported to be infected by the Zika virus but the Bureau of Quarantine is strictly screening travelers from Singapore Malaysia Hongkong Indonesia and Thailand

DOH to quarantine OFWs from Ebola-hit countries

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:37 PM

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin says the mandatory quarantine will protect OFWs from stigma and will assure Filipinos that DOH is bent on maintaining the country’s Ebola free status

Ebola precaution: PH to check ships' last 5 ports of call

Oct 23, 2014 - 5:52 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard will have to know if the international cargo ships and passenger vessels have been to any country where Ebola cases have been reported

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FAST FACTS: The MERS Coronavirus

Apr 27, 2014 - 2:03 PM

The WHO reports that about 36% of all cases of MERS – which has already reached at least 25 countries – resulted in death

MERS alert: 11 things OFWs should do

Apr 24, 2014 - 2:34 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration asks recruitment agencies to report to the health department once they know of any case of the virus among their deployed workers abroad

Ona: Philippines is MERS-free

Apr 21, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Health Secretary Enrique Ona says the OFW who had tested positive for MERS in the UAE has overcome the infection and is now free from the virus

DOH announces first case of MERS virus infection in PH

Apr 16, 2014 - 6:28 PM

UPDATED The case an OFW makes the Philippines one of the first 2 countries in Asia outside the Middle East to have laboratory confirmed cases of the virus

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

14 airports to have night operations soon - DBM

Dec 09, 2012 - 6:11 PM

The national government is investing close to P1 billion for a public private partnership project that will enable 14 airports to accommodate flights at night