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It is a very smart virus.
At least 51 Koreans who were declared fully recovered and were sent home after testing negative for the coronavirus have tested positive once again, according to state news in South Korea.According to the state-operated Yonhap News Agency, the Korea Centers for Disease ...
 
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Thousands of Filipino nurses bolster the NHS’ workforce.
British broadcast journalist Piers Morgan took a few minutes in his Good Morning Britain show to applaud the hardworking Filipinos nurses and doctors working at the frontline of U.K.’s fight against COVID-19.Many of these OFWs left their families in the Philippines to ...
 
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It was finished three days ahead of schedule.
The quarantine facility at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) has been completed in only seven days. According to Build, Build, Build Committee chairman Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo, the facility finished construction three days ahead of schedule.The government is currently converting large ...
 
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An extension will be based on five factors.
In his second weekly report on the status of the country since the passage of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, President Duterte did not confirm an extension of the month-long enhanced community quarantine, which is set to end on Sunday, ...
 
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Here's an inside look at the stadium-turned-instant hospital.
As COVID-19 spreads, government officials are working overtime to transform structures into quarantine facilities for coronavirus patients. The latest is the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, which will accept asymptomatic patients and people with mild symptoms.The completion of the stadium's conversion was fast-tracked by the Prime ...
 
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But Philippines ranks third in the region of countries most worried about the virus.
A majority of Filipinos say the government has acted appropriately on the COVID-19 crisis. This is according to a survey by online statistics portal Statista.In a report released on March 27, 2020, 69 percent of survey respondents said the government “acted appropriately” ...
 
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They're scheduled to be finished by April 11.
The conversion of three Philippine government buildings into facilities for COVID-19 patients is on track to be completed by the end of the week.Construction is ongoing at the Philippine International Convention Center, the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, and the World Trade Center.The ...
 
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The accommodations are near six hospitals in Quezon City.
Vice president Leni Robredo announced, on social media, the opening of a fifth dormitory for COVID-19 frontliners.The free dorm in UP Village in Quezon City is near six hospitals, including East Avenue Medical Center, the Lung Center of the Philippines, the Philippine ...
 
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Vice President Leni Robredo has raised over P40 million to help frontliners all over the country.
In a late night press conference on April 3, President Rodrigo Duterte fired Manuelito Luna, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner who a day earlier had called for an NBI probe of Vice President Leni Robredo. Luna had accused Robredo of allegedly “competing with the DOH, DSWD, and OCD/NDRRMC, or ...
 
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The sports center is one of the many venues being turned into a COVID-19 instant hospital.
As hospitals around the country become overwhelmed by the influx of COVID-19 patients and PUIs, the national government is fast-tracking the transformation of large venues into “instant hospitals” designed to exclusively care for COVID-19 patients and PUIs.One of these venues is the ...
 
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He claimed to be infected with COVID-19.
A man in New York suspected of hoarding masks was arrested after he coughed on investigating authorities. According to a report on the New York Post, the 43-year-old man identified as Baruch Feldheim allegedly tried to sell about 1,000 N95 respirator masks to ...
 
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Government to fast-track lab accreditation 
The Philippine government has finally shared details regarding the mass testing of persons under investigation and monitoring (PUIs and PUMs) for the COVID-19 virus. During a press conference held earlier tonight, Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. shared that the government is already ...
 
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The agency's OIC had said Robredo could be violating the IATF's rules and regulations in managing the outbreak.
The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has denied it requested the National Bureau of Investigation to probe Vice President Leni Robredo for allegedly competing with the national government in the fight against COVID-19.According to PACC commissioner Greco Belgica, the earlier statement of commissioner ...
 
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They are in critical condition.
Former Senator Heherson Alvarez, 80, and wife Cecile Guidote, 78, are in critical condition after testing positive for COVID-19.It was the Department of Agrarian Reform, which Alvarez headed from1986 to 1987, that made the announcement on March 31. The couple were admitted ...
 
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The leader said he got tested after developing mild symptoms.
Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has tested positive for COVID-19 “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus—a temperature and a mild cough. On the advice of the chief medical officer, I have taken ...
 
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The hospital says it was an "encoding error."
Rep. Eric Go Yap does not have COVID-19. The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine issued an apology to the lawmaker for its earlier pronouncement that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.“We wish to publicly apologize to Cong. Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS Partylist for ...
 
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The barangay wants the boxer and senator to be a model example.
The posh Barangay Dasmariñas in Makati City has issued a notice to boxing icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao urging him and his family to stay home. In the notice signed by Brgy. Dasmariñas Chairwoman Rossana Hwang, Pacquiao was identified as a Person ...
 
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We also break down the number of confirmed cases by health facility, gender and residence.
The first case of coronavirus infection in the Philippines was reported on January 30, 2020. It was a 38-year-old woman from Wuhan, China, where the virus was first identified in December 2019. The woman’s male companion was positive case number 2. It was ...
 
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Licensed doctors, nurses, nurse assistants, and hospital orderlies can apply.
The Department of Health (DOH) is calling on doctors, nurses, nurse assistants, and hospital orderlies to volunteer against COVID-19. The application portal to be a healthcare warrior was posted just a day ago, with a full FAQ section on the experience, accommodation and food, ...
 
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The U.S. leads with over 81,000 cases.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world doubled in just the last week, reaching as many as 510,108 as of the last update by the Johns Hopkins University, reports CNBC. So far the virus has claimed the lives of 22,290 people ...
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