Coronavirus Metro Manila Still a long way to go | PH Press Release May 2
Philippines logs 284 new COVID-19 cases; 41 new recoveries
MANILA (UPDATED) — The Department of Health on Friday said there are now 8,772 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines after it recorded 284 new patients.
Quezon City coronavirus cases surge past 1,300
Quezon City has registered 43 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total to 1,312, the local government said.
18 ‘conducting feeding program’ for poor arrested in Quezon City
Police have arrested 18 people, including 3 students of the University of the Philippines, for allegedly staging a Labor Day rally in Barangay Central, Quezon City on Friday afternoon.
Still a long way to go
Workers in the health and medical profession continue to be in the front line in the battle against COVID-19 even as the country transitions to another phase of the enhanced community quarantine meant to counter the spread of the disease.
About 1 in 5 COVID-19 cases are health workers; DOH wary of future shortage
The Department of Health said Friday the number of health workers with COVID-19 went up to 1,694 by April 30.
P40-M worth of unregistered COVID-19 medicine from China seized in Manila warehouse
Some P40 million worth of unregistered medicine from China were seized at a warehouse in Malate, Manila on Friday.
Lung Center is hiring more than 200 nurses, offering P32K salary each for a 3-month contract
The Lung Center needs 260 additional nurses to help treat patients with or suspected of having COVID-19. Here’s a peek at what awaits them. By CHIARA ZAMBRANO
Burial numbers in Indonesia indicate coronavirus toll is higher than official tally
Burials in Jakarta remained close to record highs in April, official data showed on Friday, indicating there may have been many more deaths from COVID-19 in the city than have been officially recorded.
U.S. State Department approves possible sale of attack helicopters to PH
To give the Philippine military a much-needed boost in air power, the government is looking to buy 6 attack helicopters from US-based suppliers
Nurses with overseas contracts appeal to gov’t to amend deployment ban anew
Despite earlier guidelines allowing health workers with existing contracts to leave the country, nurses say they are still unable to return to their jobs over the lack of overseas employment certificates signed as of March 8
DOCUMENT: Omnibus guidelines on enhanced, general community quarantine
The government finally releases quarantine guidelines and a Duterte executive order adopting them
PH health workers infected with coronavirus rise to 1,694
The Department of Health reports that 33 health workers, including 24 doctors, died of COVID-19.
Vico Sotto says coronavirus spread slowing down in Pasig City
‘But we will not be complacent. We’ve seen what happened in other countries where the number of cases spiked again. We just keep fighting,’ says the Pasig mayor.
Cayetano says ‘no intention’ to shut down ABS-CBN as franchise expiry nears
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House has no plan to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to order the closure of the media giant, whose franchise expires on May 4
Approval for coconut oil clinical trials for COVID-19 patients in PGH expected this week — DOST
The Department of Science and Technology said it is hoping to get the green light from the ethics board within the week to conduct virgin coconut oil clinical trials on coronavirus patients at the Philippine General Hospital.
Gov’t extends cash aid distribution in NCR, other areas for another week
Local government units in Metro Manila and six other high-density areas will continue their distribution of cash subsidies for another week.
CHED: 45 students stranded in Boracay, back in Manila
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) were able to bring 45 Hotel and Restaurant Management students, stranded in Boracay during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), back to Manila.
WHO says novel coronavirus ‘natural in origin’
The World Health Organization (WHO) reiterated Friday that the new coronavirus was of natural origin after US President Donald Trump claimed he had seen evidence it originated in a Chinese lab.
WHO wants invite to China’s probe into virus origins
The World Health Organization said Friday it hoped China would invite it to take part in its investigations into the animal origins of the novel coronavirus.
Dozens of journalists die from coronavirus since March 1 -NGO
Dozens of journalists have died worldwide from the novel coronavirus in the past two months, a press freedom organization said Friday, lamenting that media workers often lack proper protection for covering the pandemic.
NBI raids Cavite ‘training area’ for online scammers taking advantage of COVID-19 lockdown
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday raided a training area in Cavite for scammers taking advantage of the Luzon-wide lockdown to prey on victims who rely on online transactions.
Old jeepneys eased out in GCQ guidelines, says transport group
A transport organization lamented that drivers of old jeepneys are slowly being eased out in the implementation of the general community quarantine (GCQ) in select areas.
WATCH: Police officer in Cam Sur buys face mask for civilian so he can enter pawnshop
A police officer in Sipocot, Camarines Sur was spotted buying a face mask for a civilian amid the enhanced community quarantine.
AMID ECQ: Philippines allows partial reopening of POGOs
The government has allowed the partial reopening of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) even amid the enhanced community quarantine being implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
IATF allows partial resumption of POGOs
With the relaxing of quarantine rules in some areas, Philippine offshore gaming operators or POGOs may resume partial operations – but with certain restrictions, Malacañang said yesterday.
Cops nab Labor Day protesters
Police arrested two labor leaders before noon yesterday after they staged a demonstration together with six others in a subdivision in Rodriguez, Rizal to mark Labor Day.
Hotter temperatures seen this month
Filipinos should brace for even hotter air temperatures this month, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration warned yesterday.
Religious gatherings banned anew under GCQ
After several local officials expressed concern over the relaxation of restrictions on religious and other social functions, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases withdrew yesterday its earlier decision to allow the conduct of mass religious gatherings during…
104 discriminatory acts against health workers recorded
Over a hundred cases of attacks and discrimination against healthcare workers have been recorded by the police since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 in the country.
France allots P109.4 million for Philippines COVID response system
France has allocated additional funding of 2 million euros in grants to strengthen the surveillance, diagnosis and response systems of the Philippines and four other Southeast Asian countries to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Coast Guard to conduct mass testing for seafarers on cruise ships in Manila Bay
Returning Filipino seafarers aboard cruise ships at the Manila Bay anchorage area will undergo a swab test and will need to be cleared of COVID-19 before they are allowed to disembark, the Philippine Coast Guard said.
DOT chief clarifies report on foreign travel restrictions
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat yesterday clarified her statement that international travel this year is unlikely due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Coronavirus infected medical frontliners in Philippines surge to 1,694
The Philippines on Friday reported a spike in the number of medical frontliners who are infected with the coronavirus.
Prisoners need medical intervention, not release – The Manila Times
UN: Follow SKorea model on virus fight – The Manila Times
Palace: Ban on gatherings in GCQ areas stays – The Manila Times
NKorea chaos seen amid power struggle – The Manila Times
5 Cebu OFWs in quarantine test positive for Covid-19
FIVE overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Cebu who arrived in Cebu City from Metro Manila on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, tested positive for the…
Palace clarifies: Gatherings still not allowed under GCQ
MASS gatherings, including religious and work-related meetings, are still prohibited under general community quarantine (GCQ), Presidential…
Cebu City Covid-19 cases rise to 760
THIRTY new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have been recorded in Cebu City Friday, May 1, 2020, according to an update from the Cebu City…
58 Cebu City barangays remain Covid-19-free
BARANGAYS in Cebu City that do not have any recorded coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases have common denominators — the continuous execution of…
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Ho una laurea breve in business management, una passata esperienza lavorativa in svariati campi ed una costante passione per la comunicazione, il web, i social, i blog in ultimo Y-Tube e a seguito di utime esperienze lavorative non proprio fortunate ho deciso di seguire la mia passione e di farne un lavoro, di trarne vanatggio in modo onesto e sano.
E’ importante, attraverso la lettura degli articoli, acquisire quel sentiment che attraversa il Paese, cercando di capire in quale direzione va, le difficoltà che affronta in questo momento particolare e tutti gli sforzi per fronteggiare questa pandemia che influenza le vite di tutti. Le notizie pubblicate dai vari media con le loro storie pesonali ci permettono quindi di comprendere meglio in che posizione ci troviamo, rispetto a quella meta alla quale tutti vogliamo arrivare, la normalità dell’esistenza che avevamo prima o un modello nuovo che gli si possa avvicinare, riprendere le attività sociali, uscire e disporre di nuovo della propria libertà personale e di spostarsi dove si vuole.
Le nazioni del mondo sono tutte connesse, ad uno stesso livello nella lotta al covid-19, ma diversi i sistemi ed i metodi adottati nel fronteggiare la crisi della pandemia. Sistemi che riflettono bene o male la cultura del Paese. Chi eccelle, chi è già fuori, che guarda caso sono paesi dell’Asia –> South Korea – Vietnam (posti dove sembra il tenore di vita sia felice) ed altri che sembrano abbiamo appena iniziato, chi è a metà, chi non cambia, chi fatica, chi crea ulteriore confusione, chi si arrende, chi non si organizza, chi censura e così via.
E’ importante rispettare le leggi e le varie disposizioni che tendono a variare veleocemente, vedi ECQ in GCQ ad esempio e non diventare un esempio da non seguire, come alcuni casi di stranieri che non indossano la maschera, che non si fermano ai controlli, che non s’informano.
Essere informati in un paese straniero che vive una pandemia mondiale diventa un obbligo essenziale come l’acqua e il pane cha mangiamo tutti i giorni, un atto quotidiano come vuole essere questo piccolo servizio che faccio.
Per quanto riguarda le notizie locali di oggi, c’è da segnalare il continuo incremento dei lavoratori della salute (dottori, infermieri, assistenti, front liner) e così per i positivi al covid-19. Più dettagli sulle linee GCQ, il benestare sui POGs cinesi nel paese ed altri temi che vedremo in dettaglio durante lo streaming y-tube.
Sono state pubbklicate da parte dell’ufficio del Presidente le linee guida ufficiali dell’ECQ e GCQ, vedete il link alla pagina facebook, ci sono 37 slide che spiegano in dettaglio più un mio video.
Ci vediamo su Y-tube spero oggi con una diretta online affinchè tutti possano chattare e fare richieste. Vi lascio con una citazione di Papa Francesco sulla infomazione, a dopo.
“Stranamente, non abbiamo mai avuto più informazioni di adesso, ma continuiamo a non sapere che cosa succede.”
Giovanni, Metro Manila