Here's a heads up from reportr on news that you need to know today, Dec. 9.
- In turning point for the world, the UK has begun vaccinating its citizens against COVID-19. Filipina nurse May Parsons administered the drug.
- The WHO urged nations to convince its citizens to get vaccinated instead of making it mandatory.
- The Philippines has listed down priority sectors in the release of COVID-19 vaccines. It could be rolled out as early as late March, said the DOH.
- The enforcement of GCQ and MGCQ this Christmas will be strict to prevent a post-Christmas spike in infections, Duterte said Monday night, as he apologized to the public.
- There will be no toll collection at some NLEX gates in Valenzuela after Mayor Rex Gatchalian suspended its business permit over the uneven implementation of RFID cashless transactions.
Here's an update on COVID-19 cases as of 4 p.m. of Dec. 8: