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-
So far, there haven't been any reports of new confirmed infections in the Philippines.
Though there haven't been any new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines, two people who traveled from the country to Taiwan and Australia have tested positive for the virus.One patient, a man in his 30s,
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
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
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 Inquirer.net, the patient, a 38-year-
Here's how to best protect yourself when traveling on a plane.
Avoiding crowded places is one precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus threat, but sometimes, you just can't avoid getting on a plane for work or personal reasons. If you really must, a top airline doctor gives tips on how to best
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
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.
The 38-year-old patient traveled to the Philippines from China via Hong Kong.
As of January 30, Thursday, the Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus in the Philippines.The patient is a 38-year-old woman who traveled from Wuhan, China (deemed the "epicenter" of the virus) to the
The Brazilian family recently came from Wuhan, China.
A Brazilian family of three and a Taiwanese girl is being observed for coronavirus at a hospital in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan after exhibiting flu-like symptoms. They were put in isolation as they had recently visited Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the
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
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