Coronavirus spreads to all European countries

The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has spread to all European countries as Montenegro confirmed the country’s first two reported cases on Tuesday.

The Montenegrin government said in a statement that two women, who had traveled abroad, were infected by the virus.

Prime Minister Dusko Markovic …

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Leyte, Northern Samar also under community quarantine

Leyte and Northern Samar officials have placed the two provinces under “general community quarantine” through executive orders signed on Tuesday.

Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla issued Executive Order No. 03-2020-03 placing the entire province under “general community quarantine” and enhancing the implementation of mandatory precautionary …

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Albay to spend P500-M vs. Covid-19

Albay will spend close to PHP500 million to finance the prevention and control of the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Albay Gov. Al Francis Bichara on Wednesday signed an ordinance passed by the Albay Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), placing the province under a state …

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DOH exec says Covid-19 not airborne

The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is not airborne and is transmitted through droplets and close contact, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) stressed Wednesday.

"Regarding the World Health Organization (WHO) statement on possible airborne transmission, what is said there is it's airborne if …

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SMC deploys food donations to LGUs, hospitals

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) continues to deliver food donations to local government units throughout Metro Manila, to help support communities and front-liners in the fight against the Covid-19 virus.

On the first day of implementation of the enhanced community quarantine implemented by the government, SMC …

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Italy cracks down on citizens amid lockdown

A rising number of infractions have pushed Italian authorities to take a firmer stance to enforce rules of an almost total lockdown aimed at limiting the coronavirus outbreak in Europe’s worst-hit country.

More than 665,000 were subjected to checks between March 11 and 15, according …

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Luzon-wide quarantine to benefit people, economy

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday said everyone’s cooperation is needed during the month-long Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to ensure not only public safety but also stability of the economy.

In a text message to journalists, Diokno said economic impact of …

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DOH launches Covid-19 emergency hotlines

Those with possible infection of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) or other health concerns may now call a hotline following its launch by the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday.

In a statement, the DOH said the public may call the hotlines at 02-894-COVID (02-894-26843) …

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Garbage collection continues amid virus outbreak

Malacañang on Wednesday said garbage collection will continue while residents stay under enhanced community quarantine to minimize the risk of catching or spreading the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

In a televised Laging Handa public briefing, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles assured that waste will continue to …

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Benguet assures ample supply of vegetables

The province of Benguet has assured that the production and transport of vegetables from the farms will continue, Governor Melchor Diclas said on Tuesday.

He said they exempt the farmers from the strict home quarantine guidelines under the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine order of President …

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Peso weaker vs. USD as trading resumes

The Philippine peso traded weaker against the US dollar in the morning session Wednesday, a day after financial market platforms suspended operations in line with the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine since Tuesday.

It opened the day at 51.8, sideways from its 51.25 start during the …

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Baguio to enforce strict quarantine, curfew

The city government here will enforce a more stringent community quarantine to align with the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that President Rodrigo Duterte enforced starting Monday night.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong declared a citywide community quarantine from March 13 until April 15 after signing Executive …

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Fair weather continues over PH Wednesday

Generally fair weather will continue to prevail over most parts of the archipelago on Wednesday s the northeast monsoon (amihan) affects northern Luzon, and easterlies are affecting the eastern sections of central and southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

No weather disturbance is expected for the …

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Gov’t agencies asked to identify skeletal workforce

Malacañang is asking all government agencies to identify their respective skeletal workforces as the country remains under enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) will be in charge …

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IATF greenlights PH financial market ops

Philippine financial markets are set to re-open any day now after getting an exemption from the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

In a joint statement released early Wednesday, the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) …

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Hotel ops ‘limited’ due to Covid-19 outbreak

The operations of hotels, resorts, and similar establishments will be “limited” during the duration of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to prevent exposure to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In a press briefing in Malacañang late Tuesday night, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said hotels will …

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