HIV surge to 100,000 cases feared amid COVID pandemic

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer 02/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines—The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting services and treatments for other diseases, like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is projected to rise as a result, both directly and indirectly, of restrictions brought by the pandemic. According…

Cebu City BPLO to deploy 16 teams to monitor establishments, bars amid slight rise of cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) will be deploying more personnel out on the streets to monitor the implementation of health protocols following a slight increase in the daily cases…

China Covid-19 cases surge to over 10-month high; travel discouraged

Reuters 01/15/2021

BEIJING — China reported the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases in more than 10 months, official data showed on Friday, due to a severe outbreak in the northeast that has put more than 28 million people under lockdown.…

Americans urged to stay home for Thanksgiving as virus surges

Agence France Presse 11/20/2020

Los Angeles, United States—US authorities on Thursday, November 19, 2020, urged Americans not to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday as virus cases soared in the worst-hit nation and California announced a night-time curfew aimed at curbing the…

Asian markets mostly down as vaccine hope offset by virus surge

11/12/2020

Hong Kong, China—Asian markets struggled Thursday, November 12, 2020, as a week-long rally sputters, with sentiment split between vaccine hopes and Joe Biden’s election win on one side and fears over a surge in virus cases that…

Sacrifices needed to avert COVID-19 case surge, says DOH

10/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — With Europe seeing a rapid spike in new coronavirus cases partly due to “pandemic fatigue,” the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday advised the public to accept that “little sacrifices” have to be made…

NPC set to meet with Facebook PH over the surge of fake accounts

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 06/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines  — The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is set to meet with officials of Facebook Philippines to discuss the sudden surge of fake accounts on the social media site. In a statement on Saturday, NPC Commissioner…

Facebook: No malice in surge of fake accounts

06/12/2020

Facebook on Thursday said it had yet to discover proof of malicious activity in the apparent surge of fake accounts in the Philippines. “At this time, we have not seen evidence of the reported accounts engaging in…

Pandemic antibiotics surge will cause more deaths—WHO

06/02/2020

Increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization said Monday. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a “worrying…

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases surge to 14,319; death toll at 873

Darryl John Esguerra 05/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The total number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines has risen to 14,319 as the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported 284 new cases nationwide. Of the new cases, 171 came…

Duterte warns of ‘martial law-like’ lockdown to curb surge of ECQ violations

Krissy Aguilar 04/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday warned the public he would order the military and police to enforce “martial law-like” lockdown measures as violators of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) continue to rise. The President made…

COVID-19 cases surge to 1,546 with no new recoveries

Daphne Galvez 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — No new recoveries from the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) as the number of cases surged to 1,546 on Monday. The DOH recorded 128 new cases as…

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