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DOH wants state of calamity over COVID extended


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A man carries a package on his way to a bus which will return him to his home province in time for Christmas holiday celebrations in Paranaque, Metro Manila on December 23, 2022.

AFP / Kevin Tristan Espiritu


MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Tuesday said it has sought the extension of the state of calamity declared in the country due to COVID-19 to allow the continued implementation of measures to combat the pandemic.


DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the agency has submitted a request to the Office of the President to extend the declaration of the state of calamity, which is set to expire on December 31.


The DOH is seeking an extension after the bill allowing the government to continue its COVID-19 response and creating the country’s own Center for Disease Prevention and Control was not enacted on time.


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/27/2233617/doh-wants-state-calamity-over-covid-extended


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