PH COVID-19 cases near 19K mark, as recoveries breach 4,000

Darryl John Esguerra 06/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The total confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines reached 18,997 on Tuesday, as the Department of Health (DOH) reported 359 additional cases. Of the newly logged cases, 176 have been classified as…

China-led lender OKs $750M loan to PH for COVID-19 response

Ben O. de Vera 05/28/2020

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Thursday (May 28) approved a second loan to the Philippines, worth $750 million, for COVID-19 response. Finance Undersecretary Mark Dennis Y.C. Joven told the Inquirer that the Beijing-based lender…

PH stops hydroxychloroquine treatment in COVID-19 clinical trials after WHO advice

Daphne Galvez 05/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Hospitals in the country participating in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) solidarity trial will stop administering the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to patients as a treatment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in compliance with the international…

PH’s COVID-19 cases now over 13,000; nearly 3,000 recover

Daphne Galvez 05/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country surpassed 13,000 on Wednesday, over 9,000 of which are considered active. The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 279 new cases of the disease, increasing…

Gov’t targeting to test 1.5% to 2% of total PH population for coronavirus

Darryl John Esguerra 05/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Insisting that no country has done testing 100 percent of its population for the coronavirus, Malacañang on Tuesday said the government is eyeing to test 1.5 to 2 percent of its almost 110 million…

PH internet deal with Facebook a go by September 2020 — DICT

Miguel R. Camus 05/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government’s massive internet deal with social media giant Facebook is pushing through after being entangled in geopolitical tensions between the United States and China. Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) undersecretary Eliseo…

DepEd needs P550B to impose minimum health standard in PH schools

Christia Marie Ramos 05/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government would need to spend an estimated P550 billion to capacitate the country’s education sector in making a healthy and safe environment for all students and teachers in view of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

COVID-19 cases in PH now at 11,876; 2,337 recover, 790 die

Daphne Galvez 05/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country rose to 11,876 as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 258 new cases on Thursday, May 14. Eighty-six more COVID-19 patients were able…

COVID-19 cases in PH surpass 11,000; recoveries near 2,000

Daphne Galvez 05/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country breached the 11,000th mark on Monday, while the total recoveries near 2,000. The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 292 new cases, bringing the…

PH economy contracts for 1st time since 1998

Ben O. de Vera 05/08/2020

The Philippine economy contracted for the first time in more than two decades during the first quarter, but economists warned on Thursday that the worst was likely yet to come as the country reeled from the coronavirus…

COVID-19 cases in PH up by 262; number of recoveries reaches 1,315

Daphne Galvez 05/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — One hundred one more people recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the number of cases hit 9,485 on Monday. This is by far the highest number of recoveries recorded in a day, bringing…

BREAKING: COVID-19 cases in PH soar to 8,488; total recoveries up to 1,043

Darryl John Esguerra 04/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The total number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country reached 8,488 on Thursday, with recoveries from the respiratory disease now over a thousand. The Department of Health (DOH) reported 276 new cases…

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