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The doctor who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is working for the hospital in Boracay Island, is recovering without hospitalization. “He only has mild symptoms and has been under strict isolation,” said Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr., chief of the Aklan Provincial Health Office (APPO). Cuachon said Sunday morning phone interview. The  doctor […]

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 COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro government’s Health Ministry announced Friday its ongoing exploration of an alternative testing instrument for coronavirus (COVID-19) cases with the use of the so-called GenExpert Machine or GEM originally intended for analyzing tuberculosis (TB). “In case of a success in our exploration, we will have speedy process in testing COVID-19 patients […]

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In the wake of the enhanced community quarantine, the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has created an online platform for the faithful’s prayer requests. CBCP media director Monsignor Pedro Quitorio said the faithful may now send their prayer request through the website of CBCP News. “Amid the corona virus […]

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Europe, US virus tolls surge as Trump reverses on New York lockdown

The coronavirus death toll shot past 20,000 in Europe on Saturday, with Italy and Spain each reporting more than 800 dead in one day, as US President Donald Trump pulled back on putting the hard-hit New York region under quarantine. Up to one-third of the world’s population is under lockdown as the virus leaves its […]

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CEBU CITY — A 50-year-old lawyer was arrested after he posted on his Facebook account the names of persons whom he said tested positive for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Facing a string of charges is Rommel Rosito, who was arrested on Friday by operatives of the Regional Intelligence Division of the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas (PRO […]

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  By Analou De Vera The Department of Health (DoH) said that it did not use some coronavirus testing kits from China after it was found to only have 40 accuracy rate. “Sa mga naunang pinadala sa amin na test kits from China na nakapagpakita ng 40 percent accuracy — hindi po natin ito ginamit […]

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