Posts Tagged Coronavirus

Robocop-style helmets help Rome airport check passenger temperatures from a distance

UNTV News   •   May 7, 2020

Helmets are a common sight in Rome, worn by the thousands of vespa riders whizzing around the ancient city. But now you’ll see them inside the main international airport too....

Doctors treat first U.S. coronavirus patients with convalescent plasma therapy

UNTV News   •   April 10, 2020

U.S. hospitals desperate to help very sick patients with COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, are trying a treatment first used in the 1890s that...

FDA warns public vs use of drugs, vaccines with unproven COVID-19 treatment claims

Robie de Guzman   •   April 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against using medicines or vaccines that have not been proven safe and effective in the treatment of...

China advises foreign diplomats to stop coming to Beijing

UNTV News   •   April 3, 2020

China’s foreign ministry is advising foreign diplomats to stop coming to Beijing, after the country temporarily banned most foreigners from entering to prevent a resurgence of a coronavirus epidemic, a...

Coronavirus turns Japan business mood negative for first time in 7 years

UNTV News   •   April 3, 2020

Japanese manufacturers turned pessimistic for the first time in seven years in the three months to March, the central bank’s “tankan” survey showed on Wednesday (April 1), as the coronavirus...

Philippines eyes COVID-19 mass testing on April 14

Marje Pelayo   •   April 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The national government is planning to kick start a massive testing for persons suspected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on April 14. This is according to the chief...

COVID-19 global numbers hit 1 million mark; death toll at 52,000

Marje Pelayo   •   April 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – More and more people around the world are contacting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the numbers are continuously soaring based on the latest count from the John Hopkins...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad rises to 368

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 1, 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases among Filipinos abroad has reached 368, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). As of March 31, the Foreign Affairs Department...

DICT sets operational guidelines to ICT-BPO sector during ECQ

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 31, 2020

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has provided operational guidelines to the Information and Communication Technology-enabled Business Process Outsourcing (ICT-BPO) sector during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Based...

COVID-19 cases in QC jump to 140, more barangays under extreme ECQ

Marje Pelayo   •   March 31, 2020

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The country’s most populous city has reported a significant rise in number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of Monday (March 30). Based on...


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