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One of 215 people under investigation (PUIs) for a possible novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection died Thursday due to 'other causes,' according to the Department of Health on Friday.

One of 215 people under investigation (PUIs) for a possible novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection died Thursday due to ‘other causes,’ according to the Department of Health on Friday. The second PUI death confirmed yesterday was a case of pneumonia in a patient with underlying pulmonary disease, ‘DOH spokesman Undersecretary Eric Domingo told a press conference in Manila. No other details were disclosed. The first case of PUI death was an

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

Legal Rims Against Divorce

Couples in the Philippines do not need divorce law as there are already legal remedies for divorce. Fr. Jerome Secillano says there are many ways to separate a couple from disagreeing and not with the easy divorce. The House of Representatives on Wednesday commenced deliberations on measures aimed at introducing full divorce and annulment of marriage in the Philippines. Secillano said the Catholic church also helps couples legally separate if

Kalibo International Airport

There are no flights to Kalibo International Airport in Kalibo to and from China. Kalibo is the main gateway to the well-known island. As a result, Chinese tourists, who used to make up the majority of foreign visitors to Boracay, according to the Municipal Office of Tourism, are eight islanders like tricycle drivers, saw their revenue decline by almost half. Although nCoV is considered a public health emergency, there are

Immigration

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deployed nearly 800 frontline officials to Philippine airports and ports amid the outbreak of a new coronavirus, prompting a temporary ban on travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Immigration spokeswoman Dana Sandoval assured the frontliners that their well-being and safety were of great concern, giving the risks of their occupation, as they had direct and face-to-face contact with the traveling public. ‘Immigration officials

Chinese

More than 300 Chinese passengers who did not board flights back to China at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Monday sought assistance and food. Passengers were taken to NAIA Terminal 1 from Terminal 3. The Chinese Embassy and the Pacific of Cebu have reportedly addressed the escalation but no advisory has been given to passengers who are all waiting.  They are disappointed that they do not know when they

Mayor

Sandiganbayan has suspended 90-day suspension of Mayor Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan of Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao pending P98 million graft and malversation charges filed against the mayor. It was created after the anti-graft court granted Sajid’s motion who voluntarily served his 90-day suspension for dignity as provided by Section 13 of the anti-graft law stating that any public prosecutor facing criminal prosecution under the proper information for on any offense

coronavirus

Health spokesman Eric Domingo clarified Friday that there are only 31 suspected cases of a novel coronavirus in the Philippines. The reason for people under investigation is at 56. By 12 noon today, we have two additional people under investigation reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 3. We have 31 people under investigation, including one of which turned out to be a positive and proven caseIn

USTH

The University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) said Tuesday that a patient who contracted a 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019 nCoV was admitted to the facility. According to a statement from the USTH Office of the Medical Director posted by Varsitarian, UST’s official student publication, ‘is absurd in circulating social media and text messages of a novel coronavirus patient in USTH.’ The USTH director has confirmed that an established protocol

visas

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday evening ordered the immediate suspension of the issuance of visas in the Philippines to travelers from the Hubei province of China amid the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Dodo Dulay said the order was issued after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of emerging Infectious Diseases proposed the proposal in a resolution. The same resolution also sought travel counselors