Philippines morning news for May 1

Philippines morning news for May 1

Economic losses from COVID-19 onslaught hit P700 billion Economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak and lockdowns enforced to control the contagion have reached P700 billion, Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said on Thursday. — Philippine Star PH airlines ask Congress to enact financial support Local airlines asked Congress for financial support as the […]

Philippines morning news for April 30

Philippines morning news for April 30

‘Foreign travel unlikely this year’ Plans to travel abroad after the two-month enhanced community quarantine will have to wait until next year, according to the Department of Tourism. — Philippine Star PH virus cases hit 8,212, deaths 558 The number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 has reached 8,212 as 254 new cases were […]

China flexes muscles in South China Sea as world battles pandemic

China flexes muscles in South China Sea as world battles pandemic

While most of the world is preoccupied attempting to reign in the galloping COVID-19 pandemic, Beijing is using every opportunity available to flex its muscle internationally, including in the South China Sea. While Beijing has been jetting protective medical equipment and specialist teams of doctors to Malaysia to help with the COVID-19 outbreak, its actions […]

Philippines morning news for April 29

Philippines morning news for April 29

Philippines now conducting 6,320 tests daily, says DOH exec With only two days left before the end of April, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Tuesday that the country’s testing capacity for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has increased to 6,320 tests per day. — GMA Network Authorize mapping agency to name features in […]

Philippines morning news for April 28

Philippines morning news for April 28

DOH studying possibility of COVID reinfection after 2 discharged patients test positive again The Department of Health said it has started research on possible reinfection of COVID-19 cases after noting two previous patients who had been discharged but were found to be positive again with the virus. — Eagle News WHO urges Philippines to improve […]

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 […]

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