Day: August 2, 2020

DOH vows to revise COVID-19 strategy

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday vowed to upgrade its strategy in the fight against the new coronavirus within a week and promised to beef up the health care workforce in Metro Manila, where medical frontliners are calling for the reimposition of strict lockdowns. [Editor’s note: After the day’s issue of […]

Expect ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

ANTICIPATING THE WORST Hong Kong opens a temporary field hospital with 500 beds for stable COVID-19 patients. —AFP GENEVA—The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm. The committee “highlighted the anticipated […]

COVID-19 task force ready to enforce ECQ in NCR

MANILA, Philippines — If Metro Manila reverts to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), it will be much easier for the police to enforce health protocols to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). [Editor’s note: After the day’s issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Palace announced that Metro Manila and other places would […]

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