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PAMPANGA – Police authorities raided a makeshift medical facility for Chinese Covid-19 patients on Wednesday. The joint operation arrested two Chinese nationals who were operating the facility. Ling Hu, 45, the apparent owner of the outfit, and pharmacist Seung-Hyun Lee, 38 were taken in for questioning for the alleged illegal medical operation at the Fontana Leisure Park inside the government-operated Clark Freeport Zone in the town of Mabalacat. “This illegal

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MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) has allocated P18 million for the clinical trials of Japanese anti-influenza drug Avigan on coronavirus patients, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday (May 18). Around 80 to 100 patients are expected to undergo clinical trials. Avigan is an anti-flu medication approved for use in flu outbreaks in Japan. It has also been deployed to treat Ebola in the past. “The DOH, through its Advancing

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MANILA, Philippines – A gym executive believes that the health sector — especially gyms and fitness studios — should be allowed to re-open once the area was placed under the proposed general community quarantine. Gold’s Gym Philippines President and CEO Mylene Dayrit said that the resumption of sports facilities will help the people boost their immunity against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “As we prepare for a new normal, regular exercise

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MANILA, Philippines – The government has allowed Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) to resume partial operations amid the enforcement of community quarantine to curb the spread of the virus. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Chairman Andrea Domingo said that licensed POGOs but will be subjected to stringent conditions. They will also impose safety protocols to ensure that their employees would be protected from infections and to prevent any

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MANILA – Film icon and television actor Christopher de Leon donates his plasma to help other patients infected in their fight with the Covid-19 virus. The highly respected TV actor walks in the St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City yesterday to donate his plasma. His wife Sandy Andolong accompanied him and posted husband’s good deed in an Instagram post. Done! Hubby donated his plasma this afternoon. Thank you to all the

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the focus of the world to the immune system, the defensive mechanism of the body against disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and other species that we touch, eat and inhale every day. A safe lifestyle which is not smoking, consuming less to no alcohol, sleeping regularly, maintaining a nutritious diet, taking mild exercise on a daily basis, and reducing stress – lets our immune systems be in

Four Filipinos in New Jersey Ship Negative in n-CoV

Four Filipino staffers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in New Jersey tested negative for the novel coronavirus. According to the Center for Disease Control, only four were tortured by Influenza A. However, a Filipino crew member was found dead in the engine room. The cause of death is still unclear in the report. Investigations into the death of Filipinos are ongoing. Earlier, a Filipino seaman working on a Japanese

4 PUI in Dumaguete Negative Swab Test for n-CoV  

Half an eight people under investigation (PUI) in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental tested negative for a novel coronavirus in a preliminary swab trial conducted by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Citing the Negros Oriental Provincial Health Office, three of the negative testers were in direct contact with infected Chinese couples who went to the area before being hospitalized in Manila. Meanwhile, a PUI that tested negative has a history

Mga Katulad na Sintomas ng n-CoV

Some passengers traveling with a Chinese couple infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus have shown symptoms of the disease, according to the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP – CIDG). According to Police Colonel Rhoderick Armamento, deputy director of the PNP-CIDG, police have contacted 23 of the 61 passengers aboard the Cebu Pacific flight DG 6519 (Cebu to Dumaguete). Of the 23 individuals, three were confirmed to have

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An infection expert on Thursday said the contentious Dengvaxia vaccine will assist if “used correctly” in future dengue epidemics. Scientific proof is overwhelming that it will be helpful for patients who have already had dengue or patients who have not effectively completed their 3 series. After recording 146,062 instances of dengue, the government proclaimed a domestic dengue epidemic with 622 fatalities as of July 20. The figure is twice that