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The hotline is currently only available in the NCR.
As the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country continues to balloon at an alarming rate, more and more hospitals are pushed to their maximum capacity, unable to take in new patients. Included in this list are St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chinese ...
 
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Don't forget the animals.
As Filipinos observe physical distancing and keep indoors until April 30, hundreds of urban-dwelling animals have been left forgotten. These animals usually rely on people and passersby for food. Now that everybody is stuck at home, the ownerless strays are left to ...
 
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50 of the hospital's 83 psychiatrists are already on quarantine.
Hospitals and medical facilities in the coutry are overwhelmed by the continued increase in cases of the coronavirus. Many are reporting a severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), and worse, their own doctors and nurses have fallen ill or are being ...
 
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Philippine Arena will care for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms and asymptomatic patients.
Construction is officially underway for the Philippine Arena’s conversion into a mega quarantine site.While select hospitals like Philippine General Hospital and instant hospitals like Ninoy Aquino Stadium will handle medium to severe cases of COVID-19, Philippine Arena will care for COVID-19 patients ...
 
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Summer is unofficially suspended.
Summer—or as PAGASA wants to call it, “dry season”—is one of the best times to travel in the Philippines. There are no gray clouds to dampen your mood, no storms to spoil your vacation, and a lot of reasons to drive or ...
 
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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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There are still places in the world that are free of the coronavirus.
As of Tuesday, April 7, over 1.3 million people from over 200 countries and territories have been stricken with the coronavirus. The worldwide death toll is nearing 75,000. It’s hard to believe that at the beginning of the year, the virus was confined ...
 
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A rhinologist explains why anosmia could be a crucial symptom of COVID-19.
Quarantine life is already enough fun when you still have a sense of smell. I realized mine was gone about a week and a half ago. I’d already had two solid days of what I assumed to be (mild) symptoms of COVID-19, ...
 
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Volunteer test subjects will be injected with the vaccine candidate.
A possible vaccine against COVID-19 is entering Phase 1 clinical human trials in the U.S. Inovio Pharmaceuticals said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for INO-4800, its DNA vaccine candidate designed to prevent ...
 
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Time to unite.
Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University alumni have set aside its decades-long sports rivalry in this time of coronavirus to raise P10,500,000. The sum will provide food packs for the vulnerable urban poor through Bayanihan Musikahan.The donation was done ...
 
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Including a lump of the tycoon's personal wealth.
“What is more important are lives, not money,” said San Miguel Corp. (SMC) president and COO Ramon Ang last week to CNN Philippines. “We can make money again, but life, once you lose it, it’s gone forever. So between life and money, ...
 
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The city government is providing the masks to its constituents.
Quezon City has begun distributing face masks to the public.Mayor Joy Belmonte made the announcement after issuing Executive Order No. 25 requiring a mandatory wearing of facemasks within the city to prevent the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. Belmonte required her constituents to ...
 
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Studies show promising results for the therapy.
The blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 may help treat those who are currently suffering from it, findings suggest. Thus, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is appealing to COVID-19 survivors to donate blood.“Ang mga pasyente pong ito [na] napatunayan na ...
 
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Most stores will be closed on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Holy Week is coming up, which means stores and establishments will be observing special schedules on top of those being implemented during the enhanced community quarantine. Take note of the schedules of some groceries and supermarkets in the country for April 9 (Maundy ...
 
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Quarantine is extended until 11:59 p.m. on April 30.
Just last night, President Duterte said in a press briefing that he was “likely” to extend the Luzon enhanced community quarantine for two more weeks until April 30.In this morning’s Laging Handa press briefing, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles of the Inter-agency Task Force ...
 
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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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With barbers appointments on hold, it's time to cut your hair at home.
The wiry-haired, the thin-haired, the thick-haired, and the curly-haired—the red-haired, the glossy-haired, the limp-haired, even the no-haired: united we fall. For as the coronavirus trudges onwards, and our local barbering joints remain indefinitely closed, we're all taking a slow swan dive into the same abyss: bad ...
 
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Proximity sounds like a recipe for better sex, but life isn't a Gilly Cooper novel
If you’re locked down with a lover, then perhaps you've breathed a sigh of relief that at least you’re quarantined with someone you lust after. So much time to tick off everything on your 'fuckit list' now that every weekend is like a dirty ...
 
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This minimalist pixel game is not what you think it is, though.
Ever since this virus started, I've been thinking about it using the militant, antiseptic language of words like "frontliners" and phrases like "public health crisis"—as though COVID-19 at large was an occupational hazard that needed to be efficiently obliterated. There's nothing wrong ...
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