Tag: covid-19

Infra, capital spending misses Jan-Mar target

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 16:42:17 +0000

The national government fell short of its infrastructure and capital expenditure target for the first quarter of 2020 despite higher spending in March, mainly because of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) it imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country. The latest disbursement report of the Department of Budget […]

Metro Manila mayors favor GCQ starting June 1

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 15:05:03 +0000

METRO Manila mayors recommended placing the National Capital Region (NCR) under general community quarantine (GCQ) starting on June 1, an official from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Tuesday. The Metro Manila Council (MMC), composed of the mayors of 16 cities and one municipality, will submit its recommendation to the Inter-Agency Task Force […]

Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 04:52:31 +0000

MANAUS, Brazil: As the white van approached Perfect Love Street, one by one chatting neighbors fell silent, covered their mouths and noses and scattered. Men in full body suits carried an empty coffin into the small, blue house where Edgar Silva had spent two feverish days gasping for air before drawing his last breath on […]

WHO to temporarily stop study of malaria drug

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 17:53:19 +0000

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the malaria drug US President Trump says he is taking — from its global study into experimental Covid-19 treatments, saying that its experts need to review all available evidence to date. In a press briefing, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus […]

No vaccine, no classes – Duterte 

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 17:34:45 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will not allow classes to open until a vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has been found. “I will not allow the opening of classes na magdikit-dikit iyang mga bata. Bahala na hindi na makatapos (where children have to sit close to each other. Never mind if they […]

PH studying hike on import tariff

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 16:43:38 +0000

The government is studying whether there is a need to impose a 5-percent across-the-board tariff hike on all imported products to raise more resources for its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) response, a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official said. DTI Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo said that while the idea “has been abandoned so far,” if […]

PH logs 284 new Covid cases, 3,323 recovered.

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 11:50:56 +0000

TWO hundred eighty-four new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) have been reported on Monday, bringing the count to 14,319 from 14,035 on Sunday, the Department of Health (DoH) reported on Monday. Today’s case bulletin also reported that most of the cases are from National Capital Region with 171 or 60 percent of all cases, […]

Palace: Duterte to consult experts in deciding whether to lift MECQ

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 07:59:37 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte will consult with the Health department and other experts in deciding whether to lift the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in areas under it. The National Capital Region, Laguna, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Zambales are under MECQ amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging […]

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