Virus threat far from over, but DOH notes ‘improvement’

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 04/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While it now takes longer for the number of coronavirus cases in the country to double, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday advised the public against complacency, saying the threat was far from…

Senators seek Duque’s ‘immediate resignation’ over ‘failure’ in handling COVID-19 crisis

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 04/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senators are seeking the “immediate resignation” of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III over his performance in handing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis gripping the country. Fourteen senators filed Senate Resolution 362 on Thursday which…

Still no mass testing as PH virus deaths hit 18, cases reach 230

Jerome Aning, Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 03/21/2020

Six days into the lockdown ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, bringing the nationwide total to 230. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario…

An employee’s guide to a successful work from home setup

Rhobie A. Ruaya 03/17/2020

  The work from home (WFH) arrangement is called Telecommuting. Millions of individuals across the globe prefer this kind of setup especially those who have children. Freelancers also choose this system because they are more in control…

Duterte puts Metro Manila under ‘community quarantine’

Julie M. Aurelio 03/13/2020

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday imposed a 30-day lockdown on Metro Manila, prohibiting travel to and from the national capital up to April 14, extending the suspension of classes in the metropolis until April 12, and banning…

Duterte to visit Cebu, Bohol, Boracay to help boost local tourism amid 2019-nCoV threats

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –President Rodrigo Duterte is set to visit some of the country’s popular places for tourists, including Cebu, to help boost local tourism amid the threats of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). State-ran media outlet,…

Need for quarantine to surge with inclusion of Taiwan in travel ban

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With Taiwan’s official inclusion in the Philippine government’s travel ban amid the 2019 novel coronavirus threat, the Cebu provincial government is expecting a surge in the number of Filipinos who will need to…

PB to pass ordinance imposing penalties on netizens who spread false info about nCoV

Rosalie Abatayo 02/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board is expected to pass on Monday afternoon, February 10, 2020, an ordinance imposing penalties on individuals who spread false information about the 2019 novel coronavirus on social media. The…

PH among economies most vulnerable to virus

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/10/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The country’s economic managers are preparing a raft of measures to counteract the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak after the Philippines was identified as being among the three most vulnerable…

Pangolin identified as potential link for novel coronavirus spread

Agence France Presse 02/08/2020

BEIJING — The endangered pangolin may be the link that facilitated the spread of the novel coronavirus across China, Chinese scientists said Friday. At least 31,000 people have been infected and 630 killed by the virus, which…

150 Filipinos from China return via Cebu airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–A total of 150 Filipinos who returned from China and its special administrative regions (SAR) arrived at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) from February 2 to February 6, 2020,  data from airport authorities show. 88…

‘Cloth face masks useless vs. 2019 novel coronavirus’

Consuelo Marquez 02/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Face masks made of cloth will not protect an individual from the 2019 novel coronavirus – acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) which already infected two Chinese nationals in the Philippines, a physician from the…

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