CDO activates task force vs. nCoV

The local government here organized a multiagency task force Monday (February 3) to address the threat of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) acute respiratory disease, as three persons here are under observation for showing symptoms of the infectious illness.

Councilor George Goking said the body …

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No local transmission of 2019-nCoV: DOH

There is zero local transmission of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday.

The two confirmed cases of n-CoV in the country both involve Chinese nationals. The second case involving a 44-year-old man died on Saturday.

"It is …

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6 nCoV PUIs quarantined in Pampanga hospital

Six patients under investigation (PUIs) for 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) are now in the isolation room of Jose B. Lingad General Memorial Hospital (JBLGMH) here pending the results of laboratory tests.

This was confirmed by JBLGMH Director, Dr. Monserrat Chichioco during a press conference here …

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PNP to help vs. face masks hoarding

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will assist the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in monitoring the reported hoarding and profiteering of medical supplies such as face masks due to the sudden surge in demand amid the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) scare in the country,…

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DOH traces 74 contacts of 2 nCoV patients

The Department of Health Epidemiology Bureau (DOH-EB) on Monday reported that it has traced 74 contacts of the two patients who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

The DOH earlier identified the two patients as a 38-year-old Chinese female and her 44-year-old Chinese male …

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China donates 200K surgical masks to PH

The Chinese government has donated a total of 200,000 surgical masks amid a reported shortage in light of two reported cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, MalacaAang on Sunday said.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo bared that the Chinese government also offered to share …

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Conflagration hits 3 villages in Jolo

A conflagration hit three villages in Jolo, the capital of Sulu, on Monday morning, which the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has yet to determine the cause and worth of properties damaged in the incident.

Maj. Arvin John Encinas, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson, said …

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Bulakenyos pay tribute to Gat Blas Ople

Provincial officials and thousands of Bulakenyos on Monday paid tribute to one of the province's most illustrious sons and statesmen, the late Gat Blas F. Ople, during the commemoration of his 93rd birth anniversary held in front of the Livelihood Training Center in this city.…

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