Day: February 11, 2020

5 suspected nCov carriers in Quezon test negative for the virus

LUCENA CITY, Philippines – All five persons under investigation (PUI) in Quezon province, have tested negative of the 2019-novel coronavirus (nCoV), provincial health authorities said. “All five had been sent home (discharged from the hospital) since laboratory results arrived today and showed negative for nCoV,” said the statement from Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) released […]

Duterte stands firm against VFA

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte ignored a Senate resolution to reconsider his decision to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States and directed Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday to notify Washington that he was ending the deal, slamming the door on any move to revive it. His decision was welcomed […]

New coronavirus not more infectious than SARS — WHO

MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said that while there were more reported cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) compared to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), this did not mean that the virus currently affecting 25 countries today was more infectious than that seen nearly two decades ago. WHO […]

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