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
South Korea has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases.
South Korea now has the world's largest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases with a total of 763 patients, making it the biggest number outside of China. In less than a week, the country saw a surge in coronavirus cases. The
The town won't allow activities like spelunking and sunrise viewing.
Due to the threat of the coronavirus disease or COVID-19, the office of the municipal government of Sagada announced the suspension of eco-tourism activities in the popular tourist destination on February 13.Just two weeks after the closure was announced,
This is good news!
On February 17, the Department of Health (DOH) issued an update on the state of the novel coronavirus, which has been renamed to Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19.In a press release, the DOH revealed that as of 12:00 p.m.,
The visa-free entry is supposed to be in effect until July 31.
After the Philippines included Taiwan in the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) travel ban, Taiwan may cancel the visa-free entry of Filipinos, according to Inquirer.This might be among the "reactive measures" of the Taiwanese government, said Angelito Banayo, chairperson of
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
The woman was discharged from the San Lazaro Hospital on February 8.
Department Of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Eric Domingo said in a press briefing that the country's first confirmed novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) patient has fully recovered.According to a report from, the patient, a 38-year-
The organization debunked the rumor that the virus dies easily in hot climates
World Health Organization (WHO) Philippines cleared the myth that the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) cannot survive long in the country because of our weather. On a Twitter post, the organization clarified that the "2019-nCoV has spread to countries with both hot
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 patient was a 60-year-old Chinese woman.
On February 5, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that the Philippines had its third novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) case.According to a report from PhilStar, DOH Undersecretary Eric Domingo said that a sample from a 60-year-old Chinese woman tested
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
Heads up if you're visiting the City of Pines for the annual festival.
On January 30, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines.With the threat of the virus reaching Philippine shores, Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong announced on January 31 that the Panagbenga Grand Opening Day
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
Traveling in the Philippines is safe for now.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has assured the public that traveling is safe in the Philippines amid reports of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) reaching other countries.According to a report from the Philippine News Agency, the DOT said that the Philippines remains
They also find no need to quarantine the family.
The Department of Health has been able to find the family members of the Chinese man who tested "preliminary" positive for the new strain of coronavirus.Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo shared in a press conference that the DOH's Epidemiology Bureau
N95 masks have reportedly been selling for as high as P200!
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has issued an advisory on the price surge of N95 masks in the wake of the sudden explosion of the Taal Volcano on January 12.In the advisory, the DTI said that several retailers have
Stay safe, everyone!
At 1:00 p.m. of January 12, the picturesque Taal Volcano erupted, spewing ash into the air in what is called a phreatic eruption. According to a report from, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said that
The mystery pneumonia brought back fears of a resurgence of SARS.
The Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) was given orders by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to practice stricter surveillance of incoming travelers from China after an outbreak of a number of reported cases of a mystery viral pneumonia in the Chinese city of
The data is based on the DOH's HIV/AIDS registry in August 2019.
The country is experiencing a rise in cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). According to the Department of Health (DOH), HIV cases have climbed to 36 per day. This number is based on the HIV/AIDS registry prepared by the health
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
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