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Philippines’ COVID-19 deaths now 88; cases breach 2,000

Philippines’ COVID-19 deaths now 88; cases breach 2,000

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | GMAnetwork | 1:35 PM

The death toll in the Philippines due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) climbed to 88 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed 10 more fatalities. [...]
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Philippines plans 300,000 tonnes rice import amid lockdown

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

The Philippines plans to import 300,000 metric tonnes of rice through state deals to boost supply amid the month-long lockdown due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, [...]
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Coronavirus: Philippines heath system struggles as cases rise

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Doctors in the Philippines say a lack of protective gear is unnecessarily exposing them to the coronavirus. As the Philippines reports more than 1,400 cases of coronavirus [...]
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Chinese Embassy: Chinese medical team to assist PH in fighting COVID-19

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

The Chinese Embassy announced that a Chinese medical expert team will come to the Philippines to assist in the country’s battle against the coronavirus disease [...]
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Philippines sees largest daily rise in coronavirus deaths, cases

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippines recorded on Tuesday its largest daily increase in coronavirus deaths and infections, as it ramped up testing with the arrival of thousands of kits from abroad [...]
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Philippines coronavirus testing to be stepped up soon WHO

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Coronavirus testing is expected to increase substantially in coming days in the Philippines, where the high number of deaths relative to confirmed cases reflects lower [...]
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Sotto: Senate received Duterte COVID-19 efforts report past midnight Tuesday

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Senate President vicente “Tito” Sotto III received President Rodrigo Duterte’s report on the actions of the government in containing the spread of the novel [...]
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Coronavirus: Philippines poor suffer after closures

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

As countries go into lockdown because of the pandemic, poor Filipinos on the island of Luzon are taking a hit. The Philippines’ most populous island, Luzon, has been [...]
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Senator Angara says he’s recovering from COVID-19, thanks public for prayers

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

Senator Sonny Angara said he is on his way to recovery after testing positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “Recovering, thanks to your prayers and some [...]
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China to send medical experts to help Philippines fight coronavirus

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

China will send a team of medical experts to the Philippines to help the country fight Covid-19, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian (pic) said on Monday [...]
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Duterte details Cabinet powers under COVID-19 response act

Duterte details Cabinet powers under COVID-19 response act

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte during a televised broadcast on Monday (March 30) issued an order clarifying the responsibilities of each department under the Bayanihan to Heal as [...]
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Philippines grounds company’s aircraft after deadly fire

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Philippine aviation officials on Monday grounded all aircraft belonging to a company that owns a plane that caught fire while taking off from Manila’s airport, killing [...]
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Construction firm offers DOH 570 barangay health stations, P2.4 billion

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

JBros Construction Corp. is offering some 570 barangay health stations and P2.4 billion to the Health department, the company said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon. [...]
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Duterte to detain government officials misusing COVID-19 aid fund

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte warned he will order the detention of government officials who will misuse the money in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) aid fund. During his [...]
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Airlines in Philippines ask for govt support over coronavirus, say survival at stake

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

An association of airlines in the Philippines is requesting government help, saying they face a threat to their survival as the global push to contain the coronavirus spread [...]
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