Hong Kong reports world’s first case of COVID-19 reinfection

China Daily/Asia News Network 08/25/2020

BEIJING — A man living in Hong Kong has been infected by the novel coronavirus for the second time, according to a research by the University of Hong Kong. The man, 33, was first confirmed to be…

DOH urges businesses to conduct random rapid tests for workers

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 07/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Thursday urged businesses to randomly test employees for the novel coronavirus through rapid tests every two weeks. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the DOH does not recommend the…

Lockdown shutters 700 Luzon factories

Kimmy Baraoidan, Maricar Cinco - Inquirer.net 03/21/2020

SAN PEDRO CITY—Uncertainty is hanging over the heads of tens of thousands of minimum wage workers in hundreds of factories producing car parts, electronics, and other industrial and consumer goods in Luzon, which have suspended operations due…

DOTr: Foreigners barred from entering PH starting midnight March 22

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 03/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Foreigners will not be allowed to enter the country starting midnight on Sunday (March 22) in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Friday. “There…

COVID-19 diagnosis tools from SoKor, China coming

Philippine Daily Inquirer 03/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Local hospitals may expect to use soon some 3,500 new testing kits for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), all courtesy of South Korea and China. The kits are awaiting approval from the Food and Drug…

DOH may be ‘underreporting’ on COVID-19 – Lacson

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 03/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) could be underreporting, although unintentionally, on information about the deadly coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Saturday. According to Lacson, underreporting could happen if the DOH…

DOH raises code red due to coronavirus threat

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 03/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said that it was raising code red, sublevel 1 due to the threats brought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. In a press conference, Health…

Taguig-based multinational finance firm employee tests positive for COVID-19

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 03/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Multinational finance and consultancy firm Deloitte Philippines on Saturday confirmed that one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “We can confirm that a colleague in our Deloitte Philippines office has…

Wuhan hospital president dies of novel coronavirus pneumonia

02/18/2020

BEIJING — Liu Zhiming, president of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital in Hubei province, died of the novel coronavirus pneumonia at 10:30 am on Tuesday despite medical efforts, according to a report of China Central Television. The hospital, which…

NCoV and the potential for mass hysteria 

Jobers Reynes Bersales, SARS 02/10/2020

  Are we on the verge of a mass hysteria due to the onslaught of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) in China? Not yet. The possibility of that happening is very low right now. But one must be…

Selling like face masks

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 02/09/2020

  What is the hottest commodity item in the world today that has suppliers and manufacturers from across mainland China, North America, Europe, Turkey, and other parts of the world scrambling for new equipment and production supplies…

Suroy Suroy Sugbo in April a go despite 2019-nCoV threat

Rosalie Abatayo 02/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 2019 novel coronavirus could not stop the Suroy Suroy Sugbo Enchanting Camotes slated this April 25 to 26, 2020. In a meeting with the mayors at the Capitol on Thursday, February 6,…

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