WHO: Threat of coronavirus pandemic now ‘very real’

There was now a “very real” threat that the new corona virus outbreak will become a pandemic after global COVID-19 infections passed the 100,000-mark, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on Monday that “the threat of a pandemic has become very real” but added the virus can be contained and controlled. 
“We are not at the mercy of the virus,” said Gebreyesus. READ MORE


Trust DOH in efforts to address Covid-19, Go tells public

MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday urged the public to trust the Department of Health (DOH), saying the health officials are working tirelessly to monitor and address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).In a media interview, Go said there is no point of… Read More

Tourists, stakeholders told to stay calm, updated on Covid-19

MANILA — Tourists and industry stakeholders are urged to remain calm and be updated on advisories following the reported cases of locally transmitted coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Philippines.”The DOT defers to the Department of Health (DOH) as the lead agency of the Inter-Agency… Read More

Duterte suspends classes in NCR as Covid-19 cases climb to 24

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night announced the suspension of classes in all levels in the National Capital Region (NCR) from March 10 to 14 as the cases of the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the country rose to 24.“We have decided to…the clamor also of the… Read More

Work-from-home ‘possible’ amid Covid-19 threat

MANILA – Malacañang may consider a work-from-home arrangement for some government workers following the local transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country.Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said “everything is possible” as long as it would be… Read More

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