Philippines morning news for April 3

Philippines morning news for April 3

Philippines eyes mass testing of suspected COVID-19 cases starting on April 14 The government is looking to start mass testing persons suspected of having COVID-19 on April 14, the chief implementer of the national action plan against the disease said on Thursday. — GMA Network Davao City goes under enhanced community quarantine starting April 3 […]

Asean governments jump on dodgy COVID-19 instant test kits (video)

Asean governments jump on dodgy COVID-19 instant test kits (video)

Governments across Asean have raised alarm over the sudden emergence of unregistered COVID-19 instant test kits being sold online and in markets, warning the public not to fall victim to the unproven devices. Although accurate testing is critical to fast-track diagnosis and reporting of COVID-19, testing in some countries is tightly controlled, a shortage of […]

Philippines morning news for April 2

Philippines morning news for April 2

‘Shoot them dead’: Duterte orders troops to kill quarantine violators Facing unrest from Filipinos running out of resources, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered police and soldiers to shoot residents causing trouble during the government’s lockdown put in place to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. — Rappler Philippines’ COVID-19 death toll up to 96, cases […]

Philippines morning news for April 1

Philippines morning news for April 1

Philippines Coronavirus Testing to Be Stepped Up Soon: WHO Coronavirus testing is expected to increase substantially in coming days in the Philippines, where the high number of deaths relative to confirmed cases reflects lower testing so far, a World Health Organisation official said on Tuesday. — The New York Times Duterte draws flak after saying […]

Philippines morning news for March 31

Philippines morning news for March 31

FDA warns against use of Prodex-B drug to cure COVID-19 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against the use of Prodex-B, a drug combination that has recently been making the rounds in social media as a possible cure for COVID-19. — Eagle News President Duterte unveils P200-billion assistance plan for low-income families President […]

Philippines morning news for March 30

Philippines morning news for March 30

Plane explosion in Philippines kills eight, including two foreigners A medical evacuation plane exploded during take-off in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing all eight passengers and crew, including an American and a Canadian, officials said. — Reuters Cayetano urges house to house aid distribution for COVID-hit households Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano suggested that national […]

Philippines morning news for March 27

Philippines morning news for March 27

PH coronavirus cases up by 71, bringing total to 707 The Department of Health on Thursday, March 26, announced 71 new coronavirus cases in the country, bringing the total to 707. — Rappler Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines Nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the coronavirus, the country’s top medical association […]

Philippines morning news for March 26

Philippines morning news for March 26

‘Worst is yet to come unless DOH, FDA act with urgency’ says Lacson Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday, March 25, said that the Department of Health and the Food and Drugs Administration must act with urgency to flatten the coronavirus curve in the country. — Rappler PhilHealth enhances package rates for COVID-19 patients With the […]

Philippines morning news for March 25

Philippines morning news for March 25

Poor should get food, cash aid first – Bong Go SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on concerned government agencies to provide food and cash assistance to the most vulnerable groups first as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. — Manila Times Duterte wants speedy delivery of medical supplies in war vs. […]

Philippines morning news for March 24

Philippines morning news for March 24

Congress gives Duterte authority over budget, operation of medical facilities in fight vs. COVID-19 Congress has given President Rodrigo Duterte the arsenal to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), passing on late Monday a bill that allows him to realign the 2020 budget and direct operations of hospitals and medical facilities to address the health […]

Philippines morning news for March 23

Philippines morning news for March 23

Palace denies social media rumors Duterte will quarantine Philippines Malacañang on Sunday said there was no truth to rumors circulating on social media that President Rodrigo Duterte will impose a nationwide lockdown next week to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat in the Philippines. — GMA Network Philippine banks roll-out relief to ease COVID-19 […]

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