Health

Your bubble is ready: plastic pods offer solution for COVID dining in France

UNTV News   •   May 21, 2020

For restaurateurs worrying how they can welcome back customers but keep them safe from COVID-19, a French designer has a solution: an oversized lampshade made of transparent plastic that encases...

No more touching: Thai mall installs foot pedals in elevators

UNTV News   •   May 21, 2020

No more touching in the elevators as a Thai shopping mall in Bangkok installed foot pedals for customers to step on instead of pressing the buttons, lowering the risk of...

WHO reports most coronavirus cases in a day, cases near five million

UNTV News   •   May 21, 2020

The World Health Organization expressed concern on Wednesday (May 20) for the rising number of new coronavirus cases in poor countries, even as many rich nations emerge from lockdown. The...

Parts of Baclaran under ‘calibrated lockdown’, Mayor Olivarez says

Robie de Guzman   •   May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Some areas in Baclaran, Parañaque City have been placed under a three-day “calibrated lockdown”, Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced. In a Facebook post, Olivarez said the following areas...

Malabon hospital limits ops after patient lied about COVID-19 exposure

Robie de Guzman   •   May 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Ospital ng Malabon (OsMal) has temporarily suspended the operation of its second floor after it was found that a pregnant woman, who gave birth in its...

UPLB publishes ‘Tsikiting Stories’ to help children cope amid COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 20, 2020

The University of the Philippines Los Baños has published e-books for children that tackle the changes amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Teachers and storytellers at the UPLB’s Department of...

Like Pac-Man, innovative Israeli coronavirus mask gobbles food

UNTV News   •   May 19, 2020

Israeli inventors have developed a coronavirus mask that allows diners to eat food without taking it off, a device that could make a visit to a restaurant less risky. A...

WHO chief to review its pandemic handling, vows transparency

UNTV News   •   May 19, 2020

The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday (May 18) that an independent evaluation of the global coronavirus response would be launched as soon as possible, and China...

PNP to require medical certificate from personnel, civilians prior to entering Camp Crame

Robie de Guzman   •   May 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said it has stepped up the implementation of health and safety protocols in its headquarters in Camp Crame amid the...

Parts of Parañaque to be placed under strict quarantine due to high COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   May 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Parts of several barangays in Parañaque City reported with high cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will be placed under ‘strict’ community quarantine for three days. In...

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