Comprehensive contact tracing is being conducted for all cases.
The Department of Health has confirmed nine new cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in the Philippines, bringing the total to 33. Four cases were also initially confirmed Monday night by President Rodrigo Duterte.In a press statement released on March
The Department Of Health confirmed four new cases on March 8.
On March 8, the Department of Health confirmed four new cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in the Philippines, bringing the total to 10.In a statement, DOH provided a background on the four new patients, who are all admitted to
The newly signed executive order formalizes his earlier remarks.
It's official-Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order banning vaping in public spaces, according to ABS-CBN News. An expansion of his 2017 smoking ban, the executive order also prohibits selling e-cigarettes to minors. It requires the registration
They are currently under evaluation at a Pampanga hospital.
Three Filipinos among those under quarantine at New Clark City are under observation after exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus disease or COVID-19.In an interview with CNN Philippines, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III shared that the three were brought
Major airlines have canceled all Philippines-Taiwan flights until further notice.
Taiwan is now included in the travel ban imposed by the Philippines as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus threat. Department of Health spokesperson Eric Domingo said yesterday, February 10, that the ban was implemented late last week, according to CNN
Chinese authorities have yet to give clearance for the OFWs to fly home.
Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to be repatriated from Hubei province in China will be quarantined at the Athletes' Village in New Clark City, said the Department of Health (DOH) during a press briefing on February 6. Hubei province is where the
The 'alternative learning scheme' will start on February 5.
Silliman University in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental has announced that they will conduct online classes for students from preschool to senior high school starting February 5. The announcement came after five people with flu-like symptoms in Dumaguete City were quarantined as a
The announcement follows the pressures from lawmakers and the public.
President Rodrigo Duterte orders the expansion of the temporary travel ban on Hubei province to the rest of mainland China, Macau, and Hong Kong, Senator Bong Go confirmed on February 2. The measure is meant to contain the spread of the novel
The case involves a Chinese national who came from the virus epicenter Wuhan.
The Department of Health (DOH) confirms the second case and first casualty of the novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) in the Philippines. The death of the 44-year-old Chinese man is the first to be reported outside China.
A World Health Organization representative clarified where it's appropriate to use masks.
In the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak from China, World Health Organization (WHO) country representative Rabindra Abeyasinghe said, "Normal people going about their normal work don't need to wear surgical or N95 masks," according to Inquirer.It has become more
They boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Manila.
According to The South China Morning Post, four family members of a 39-year-old Chinese man who tested "preliminarily positive" for the new coronavirus infection landed in Manila via Cebu Pacific Flight 5J111 on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The man boarded
Scary.
In case you haven't seen the news, one of the most dreaded and deadly diseases in medieval times recently infected people in China: the Black Death. On November 13, Wednesday, two people in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia were
Stay alert!
The Department of Health (DOH) announced yesterday that we have a national dengue epidemic, according to GMA News. From January to July 20, there have been 146,062 recorded cases, which is 98% higher than the same period last year. Of these
The Philippines has the highest HIV infection rate in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr. Rossana Ditangco, head of the AIDS Research Group of the health department's Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), recently stated that the Philippines' human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic is already a "national emergency."A Human Rights Watch feature by Carlos
They think that it might just 'make schoolchildren curious about sex.'
Eleazardo Kasilag, president of the Federation of Associations of Private Schools and Administrators (FAPSA), is alarmed over the plan of the Department of Health (DOH) to distribute condoms in schools as part of the government's efforts to stop the spread of
'Distributing condoms will only condone sexual activity among students.'
In a press conference for the World AIDS Day 2016 on last December 1, Department of Health (DOH) chief Dr. Paulyn Ubial announced that they plan to distribute condoms in schools as part of their strategy to deal with the sharp rise
'Hopeline' aims to help any individual who suffers from crisis and depression.
UPDATED: September 14, 2016There are currently nine crisis responders stationed in Metro Manila. The National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) under the DOH, will provide the training of additional psychiatrists and psychologists who will be tasked to answer the Hopeline calls. ***According
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