Health

WHO: Coronavirus outbreak has not yet become a global health emergency

UNTV News   •   January 24, 2020

Madrid – The coronavirus outbreak is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. “I am not declaring a public health emergency of international...

China confirms 830 novel coronavirus cases, 25 deaths

UNTV News   •   January 24, 2020

The death toll from China’s new coronavirus has risen to 25, and the number confirmed cases in the Asian country to 830, the National Health Commission reported Friday. At midnight...

CAB suspends flights to and from Wuhan, China amid coronavirus outbreak

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 23, 2020

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) on Thursday (January 23) ordered the suspension of flights to and from Wuhan, China amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. “The suspension of flights from Wuhan...

Lunar New Year event in Binondo to push amid novel coronavirus risk

Robie de Guzman   •   January 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Organizers of festivities connected with the Chinese New Year celebration on January 25 said the countdown event scheduled in Binondo on Friday will still push through amid...

Wuhan virus revives post-SARS worries in Singapore

UNTV News   •   January 23, 2020

By Tom Benner Singapore – After a mysterious virus originating from China was brought to Singapore by an unassuming traveler from Hong Kong in 2003, the island-nation and its ethnic...

Still no confirmed case of novel coronavirus yet in PH – DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   January 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has yet to receive results of the test on a Chinese boy’s blood samples sent to Australia after he was confined for...

PH ports ramp up screening process for travelers vs coronavirus threat

Robie de Guzman   •   January 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Airports, seaports and other transportation hub in the country will be ramping up screening processes for arrivals amid the threat of a new coronavirus strain spreading internationally,...

China records 9 coronavirus deaths, 440 confirmed cases

UNTV News   •   January 22, 2020

By Javier Triana Beijing – The death toll from the new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, has increased to nine with 440 confirmed cases, the country’s National Health Commission reported...

PH Gov’t urged to take precautionary measures vs threat of new coronavirus strain

Robie de Guzman   •   January 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Philippine government to take precautionary measures and prepare emergency response plans amid the threat of a new strain of coronavirus from...

DOH monitors child from Wuhan, China who manifested flu-like symptoms

Robie de Guzman   •   January 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said it is monitoring the case of a five-year old boy with a history of travel to Wuhan, China for...

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