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


The Philippines remains at low risk for COVID-19, enough for the government to allow a voluntary 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? 

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Health expert urges gov’t: Slow down on easing pandemic restrictions

Philippine College of Physicians past president Dr. Maricar Limpin says the government should stop comparing the country to its ASEAN neighbors that have eased face mask rules, since they have better healthcare systems.

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DOH says it presented ‘all possible scenarios’ to IATF on easing indoor masking rule

Philippines to make indoor masking voluntary

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Philippines detects first cases of COVID-19 XBB subvariant

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