Posts Tagged nCoV

House sets hearing on impact of COVID-19 on PH tourism

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 12, 2020

The House of Representatives will have a joint hearing on the impact of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 on Philippine tourism and travel industry. The House Committee on Economic Affairs...

WHO: No evidence to support new coronavirus is airborne

Marje Pelayo   •   February 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Reports as to whether the deadly novel coronavirus can spread through the air have been circulating online but according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is...

Novel coronavirus deaths spike to over 1,000 in China

Marje Pelayo   •   February 11, 2020

CHINA – The number of deaths from 2019 novel coronavirus has breached the 1,000 mark, according to the latest report from China Global Television Network (CGTN). Earlier on Tuesday (February...

DOH advises public to defer attending public events amid nCoV outbreak

Marje Pelayo   •   February 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday (February 10) advised the public to refrain from joining public events such as concerts amid the outbreak of 2019 novel...

Scared of nCoV? Boost your immune system. Here’s how.

Marje Pelayo   •   February 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – “You are what you eat.” This proverbial saying speaks of the notion that to be fit and healthy you need to eat good food. The kind of...

120 passengers on PAL’s special flight from Xiamen arrives in PH

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 10, 2020

Over 100 passengers on board the special flight of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) from Xiamen, China arrived in the Philippines on Monday (February 10). PAL’s special flight arrived at around...

DFA confirms Filipino in UAE tested positive for novel coronavirus

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 10, 2020

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has confirmed that a Filipino in United Arab Emirates (UAE) tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). “As per report that came out today...

Scientist sees coconut oil as potential nCoV treatment

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 7, 2020

A scientist is looking into coconut oil as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Ateneo de Manila University chemistry professor Dr. Fabian Dayrit said coconut oil has antiviral...

PH starts repatriation process; Filipinos with symptoms of nCoV will stay in China – DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   February 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Repatriation of overseas Filipinos in China is underway following the arrival of the team from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Wuhan City, China who will...

Certain illnesses like nCoV persist longer due to cold weather – former Health official

Marje Pelayo   •   February 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Weather has a major role in the inevitable spread of diseases. According to former Health Undersecretary Dr. Ted Herbosa, the rate of infection of certain diseases such...


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