Makeshift masks are allowed.
You may want to pay attention if you're the "chosen one" in your household tasked with going out to get fresh supplies. Face masks are now mandatory for all people out in public during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon
It will last for a period of six months.
On the night of March 17, President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of calamity in the Philippines to control the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. As of this writing, the Philippines has a total of 187
The patient is from Santa Rosa City.
Governor Ramil Hernandez announced on Sunday, March 15, that one patient has tested positive of COVID-19 or coronavirus disease in Laguna. The individual is said to be from Santa Rosa City.Hernandez gave a formal update on Facebook saying: "Ang pasyente
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This is an *important* question that came up after the president's speech.
How will the Metro Manila community quarantine, which starts on March 15, affect workers who live outside the metro? Cabinet members have different answers to one of the questions that came up after Pres. Rodrigo Duterte addressed the nation last night, March
DOH has not yet disclosed additional details on the new confirmed cases.
The number of confirmed coronavirus disease or COVID-19 cases in the Philippines continues to rise. On March 12, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed three new cases of the disease, bringing the total to 52. The health bureau has not yet
A pandemic is described as the 'worldwide spread of a new disease.'
With the rising number of cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic yesterday, March 11, according to Time. A pandemic is described as the "worldwide spread of a new disease." Time
If your symptoms match these and you go to the emergency room, medical professionals will carry out DOH’s triage system.
There are currently 49 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines, and there's a growing fear a number of cases are going undetected. As the Senate panel pointed out, there aren't enough testing kits for a population
Many fear medical expenses more than the virus itself, but thankfully, those worries have now been set aside.
Cabinet secretary Karlo Nograles has just announced the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will now shoulder the COVID-19 testing kit costs, quarantine costs, and isolation costs.The cost of getting COVID-19 has long been a topic of concern, with many
There were 16 new additional cases confirmd by the DOH.
On March 11, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that there have been 16 new COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, bringing the total number to 49.In a Facebook post, the DOH said that it has deployed surveillance teams and they
It's an 'option' that a task force is studying at the moment.
Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat, a four-day workweek in certain government offices is an "option" that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease is looking into. Cabinet Sec. Karlo Nograles said it's one
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
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has also signed a proclamation declaring a state of public health emergency.
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte announced that classes in all levels in Metro Manila are suspended from March 10 to 14, according to CNN Philippines. He made the announcement last night, March 9, amid the rising number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-
Contact tracing has begun for the 10 new cases.
On March 9, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that there have been an additional 10 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 20.ABS-CBN News reported that during a press briefing, Assistant Secretary
The Philippines has recorded six cases of COVID-19.
The Department of Health (DOH) has raised its alert level to Code Red for coronavirus, or COVID-19 on March 7. Along with raising the alert level, the state health department has also confirmed local transmission of the deadly virus.Currently, the
The employee is currently receiving treatment and tests in a hospital.
A BGC-based firm announced that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 through a Facebook post on March 7, 2020. Consulting firm Deloitte Philippines said, "the colleague is currently in [a] hospital receiving treatment and further tests."The company
To conduct the study, researchers cleaned surfaces twice a day and floors once a day.
Here's another reason why routine cleaning is *important*: New research shows that the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 can linger in patients' bedrooms and bathrooms, according to AFP via ABS-CBN News. However, cleaning surfaces and floors with a common
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
Authorities are now tracing the 10 friends she was last with.
On February 18, another Filipino was confirmed to test positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).According to the Philippine Consulate General, the latest Filipino patient infected with the virus is a Filipina Overseas Filipina Worker (OFW), a household worker in Hong
They're being 'extremely cautious' about the label.
Amid fears over the corona virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) is being "extremely cautious" about classifying it as a pandemic, according to CNN. WHO describes a pandemic as the "worldwide spread of a new disease," but there'
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