Philippines morning news for April 27

Philippines morning news for April 27

Philippines President Extends Manila’s Coronavirus Lockdown to May 15 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended until May 15 a lockdown in the capital Manila, his spokesman said on Friday. — Chiang Rai Times Remnants of virus possibly detected in COVID-19 recoveries who tested positive anew –DOH Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that there is […]

Philippines morning news for April 24

Philippines morning news for April 24

Duterte’s lockdown decision hinges on PH capacity to treat patients President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision on whether to lift, ease, or extend the Luzon lockdown or enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will be based on the health sector’s capacity to treat coronavirus patients. — Rappler ‘New infections waning, but PH far from target’ The Philippines has yet […]

Philippines morning news for April 23

Philippines morning news for April 23

High number of Filipino healthcare workers with COVID-19 ‘very worrisome,’ says WHO Many Filipino healthcare workers are getting infected with COVID-19 in the country, a fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) found “very worrisome.” — Coconuts Philippines Philippines banks on infrastructure push to revive economy from virus The Philippines is relying on infrastructure projects […]

Philippines morning news for April 22

Philippines morning news for April 22

Duterte to decide Luzon lockdown fate on April 23 Former presidential aide Senator Christopher Bong Go said that President Rodrigo Duterte will decide on the fate of the Luzon lockdown on Thursday, April 23, hinting that a modified lockdown may be in place. — Rappler ‘Doubling time’ of PH coronavirus cases slows to average of […]

Double whammy: Indonesia DHF cases rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

Double whammy: Indonesia DHF cases rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

As Indonesia medical personnel grapple with a galloping COVID-19 outbreak a familiar harbourer of death and debilitation to the archipelago has been silently chalking up an increasing number of victims, with hardly any of the media attention; dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). Concerned by the rapidly escalating numbers, Indonesian politician Lestari Moerdijat, deputy chairperson of the […]

Philippines morning news for April 21

Philippines morning news for April 21

Duterte declares P246.28 billion savings for coronavirus measures President Rodrigo Duterte has declared P246.28 billion worth of savings, as part of the Philippines’ coronavirus warchest. — Rappler Philippines coronavirus cases rise to 6,459, death toll hits 428 The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed 200 new coronavirus cases in the country, raising the total number of […]

Philippines morning news for April 20

Philippines morning news for April 20

DOH conducts almost 53K individual Covid-19 tests The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday said it performed a total of 52,837 individual tests for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).According to the latest data from the DOH Covid-19 Tracker, 7,166 of these tests are positive cases and 45,626 are negative cases. — Philippine News Agency Coronavirus cases […]

Philippines morning news for April 17

Philippines morning news for April 17

Gov’t threatens total lockdown as cases soar THE government on Thursday threatened to impose a total lockdown if people continue to violate protocols against the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. — BusinessWorld Philippines now conducts over 4,000 COVID-19 tests daily, says task force The Philippines now conducts over 4,000 tests for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) […]

Philippines morning news for April 16

Philippines morning news for April 16

PH ready for trial of Japan flu drug for coronavirus treatment The Philippines is ready to participate in the clinical trial of Japanese anti-flu drug Avigan as possible treatment for coronavirus, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Wednesday, April 15. — Rappler Philippines COVID-19 recoveries overtake deaths as cases leap to 5,453 The number of […]

Philippines morning news for April 15

Philippines morning news for April 15

Government appeals for patience as outbreak aid gets entangled in red tape Nearly a month into the Luzon’s lockdown, aid is nowhere to be found for majority of the government’s intended beneficiaries. — Philstar Rice, pork, other goods now under coronavirus price freeze The Department of Agriculture (DA) expanded goods covered by the price freeze […]

Philippines morning news for April 14

Philippines morning news for April 14

Manila starts targeted COVID-19 mass testing Six district hospitals and the Delpan quarantine facility can conduct 232 swab tests each day or 1,624 tests per week, the city’s public information office said Monday. — Philstar Worst case scenario? Pandemic may last until 2021 if no intervention – DOH Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Monday, […]

Philippines morning news for April 13

Philippines morning news for April 13

$5 mln ADB ‘Bayan Bayanihan’ project to help feed 55K ‘at risk’ Luzon residents The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a $5 million project to help the Philippine government deliver food supplies to up to 55,000 vulnerable households in Metro Manila and neighbouring areas, which are under enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread […]