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Connecting virtually might be the way to go.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that avoiding family gatherings would be "the safest bet" over Christmas, insisting there is a no zero-risk option for traditional holiday merry-making during the coronavirus pandemic.WHO officials said it was down to governments
Stay connected, guys.
In an effort to keep COVID-19 from spreading, many of us have (hopefully) been practicing social distancing-keeping approximately six feet or two meters between you and another person. When you go to the grocery, for example, you might notice markers
It's the first of its kind.
Now that COVID-19 has been officially declared a pandemic, we all need to have one goal: to keep everyone safe. That's why the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Foundation, together with their partners, have launched the COVID-
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The Department of Health (DOH) launched a Viber Community to disseminate the latest news and information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).To join, search for "DOH PH COVID-19" on the messaging app or click on this link:
'When we talk about another flu pandemic happening, it's not a matter of if, but when.'
With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), many of us are confused and are looking for explanations. What does a pandemic mean and how different is it from an outbreak or epidemic? What
Celebrities are practicing social distancing as a precautionary measure.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing-working from home, canceling mass gatherings, and keeping a distance of six feet from others-is a highly-encouraged precautionary measure from the World Health Organization (WHO). In the PH, celebrities are
He's practicing social distancing.
The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 was officially declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11. As described by Time, a pandemic refers to the "spread of the disease" and not the "severity of the illness it
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared that the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) is now a pandemic. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote on Instagram, "In the days and weeks ahead, we expect to see the number
They got tested after experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus disease in Australia.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are the first Hollywood celebrities to reveal that they tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In an Instagram post today, March 12, Tom said they got tested after experiencing symptoms of the virus in Australia. "
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
Several therapeutics are already in clinical trials.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that more than 20 vaccines are already in development globally as a response to the spreading of the coronavirus or COVID-19 virus worldwide.WHO Director-General doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a media
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'
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
Here's why the name of the virus matters.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has renamed the 2019 novel coronavirus as Corona Virus Disease or COVID-19, according to CNN Philippines. Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said, "Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate
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 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
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
PUV drivers and conductors are also required to wear face masks while on duty.
Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has directed terminal operators to "provide face masks as well as disinfectant or sanitizer dispensers for free use of passengers," according to Manila Bulletin.In the memo dated yesterday,
Wuhan City is ground zero of the novel coronavirus that has killed over 200 people in China and infected over 8,000 people worldwide.
After other countries have issued travel bans on people coming from China in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has approved a temporary travel ban on people coming from Wuhan City and the rest of the Hubei Province.
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