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DOH disapproves location of proposed Marikina virus test center

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health told the Marikina City government and its partner hospital, the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, that if they want to build their own COVID-19 Testing Center the facility has to meet strict biosafety requirements. In a letter to Mayor Marcelino Teodoro on Tuesday, March ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMar 26th, 2020

Longer wait for Marikina COVID test facility

The operation of what could have been the first testing center for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) initiated by a local government may be delayed if not shelved......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

DOH disapproves Marikina s COVID-19 testing center

Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro vowed the city government will still pursue the establishment of a COVID-19 testing center......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

NBA& rsquo;s Gobert details COVID-19 effects to his body

Los Angeles--Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, whose positive coronavirus test prompted the NBA to shut down its season, says the virus has caused him to lose his sense of smell......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2020

FDA allows use of test kits developed by UP scientists as virus spreads locally

The FDA issued on Tuesday a Certificate of Exemption for the detection kit developed by the University of the Philippines National Institute of Health. The kit will be used for field testing coupled with gene sequencing at the Philippine Genome Center......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

Another NegOr PUI dies while waiting for swab test results

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental-A person under investigation (PUI) for the coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19) died last night, March 28, 2020, while admitted to a private hospital here. The PUI, a 39-year-old male patient, died while awaiting results of his swab test that was sent to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City […] The post Another NegOr PUI dies while waiting for swab test results appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

UPV lends RT PCR machines to WVMC for COVID-19 testing

ILOILO CITY, March 27 (PIA6) --- The Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) can now process more test kits for COVID-19 following the transfer of the RT Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine to WV.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News13 hr. 21 min. ago

Sen. Angara, positibo sa COVID-19

MARGOT GONZALES KINUMPIRMA mismo ni Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara na siya ay nagpositibo sa COVID-19 kung saan ilang araw na siyang dumaranas ng sintomas ng virus, kagaya ng bahagyang lagnat, ubo, sakit ng ulo at panghihina. Aniya, kusa na siyang nag-isolate matapos ang pagkuha ng test noong Marso a-16, 2020. Si Angara na ang […] The post Sen. Angara, positibo sa COVID-19 appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated News14 hr. 8 min. ago

Actress Iza Calzado tests positive for coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Iza Calzado tested positive for the novel coronavirus, her manager Noel Ferrer said in an Instagram post on Saturday, March 28.  Ferrer said Calzado got her test results on Friday, March 27.  "She is recovering well as she was aggressively treated for pneumonia and the virus. She ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News14 hr. 55 min. ago

Manny Pacquiao and family instructed to undergo self-quarantine

Earlier this week, eight-division boxing world champion and incumbent Philippine senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao shared a message of hope and said a prayer for the country as it continues to combat the deadly COVID-19 virus.  Friday, Pacquiao and his family were instructed by the Makati City village that they reside in to place themselves under self-quarantine.  "Many of your colleagues in Senate have been identified to be COVID positive. Therefore you have to be quarantined at your own house," said Dasmariñas Village Barangay Captain Rossana Hwang in an official letter, as reported by ABS-CBN News.  The cause: a viral photo of Pacquiao coming into contact with Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, who was recently diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. As a result, Pacquiao and the rest of his family are now considered Persons Under Monitoring or PUM.  "This was the recommendation of doctors from Makati Medical Center who is also a resident here. And recommended by Makati Health Department," Hwang continued, before urging Pacquiao to "Please be a model example." In a statement sent to ABS-CBN News, Pacquiao's camp says that the Filipino boxing legend intends to abide by the rules. "Sen. Manny says he will always follow the law." Pacquiao's Special Assistant Jake Joson adds that Pacquiao and his family had already been in quarantine days before the letter was sent.  (READ ALSO: Manny Pacquiao and family keep active during Enhanced Community Quarantine)  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 28th, 2020

Manny Pacquiao issues statement on self-quarantine mandate

Eight-division boxing world champion and incumbent Philippine senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has issued a statement regarding the village-issued mandate for himself and his family to undergo self-quarantine after interacting with a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  Viral photos of Pacquiao and Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III surfaced after it was reported that Pimentel had tested postive for the highly-contagious virus that is spreading all over the world.  As a result, Pacquiao and the rest of his family are now considered persons under monitoring, and were instructed to undergo self-quarantine by their village of residence.  In response, Pacquiao said that he has been in self-quarantine even days before the letter was issued.  "Mga kababayan, nais ko pong linawin na bago ko pa man natanggap ang sulat mula kay Barangay Captain Rosanna Hwang, nakapagdesisyon na po akong mag-home quarantine," Pacquiao said in an official statement. "Pagkatapos po ng Special Session sa Senado noong Lunes, March 23, ay hindi na po ako lumabas ng aming bahay." Pacquiao also expressed disappointment that he would not be able to turn over the 57,600 COVID-19 test kits donated by Chinese businessman Jack Ma through the Manny Pacquiao Foundation.  "Excited pa naman sana ako sa turn-over ng 57,600 Test Kits mula sa aking kaibigan na si Jack Ma para sa Manny Pacquiao Foundation ngunit minabuti kong manatili sa bahay."  (READ ALSO: Manny Pacquiao urges Pinoys to stay strong and pray amid COVID-19 pandemic) Pacquiao also stated that because he has come into contact with a number of colleagues who have tested positive for COVID-19, he understands that he is considered a Person Under Monitoring.  "Nalulungkot po ako na may mga kasamahan ako sa Senado na positibo sa Covid-19. Dahil nakasalamuha ko sila, alam ko na ako ay considered as Person Under Monitoring o PUM." "Huwag po kayong mag-alala. May natanggap po akong Rapid Testing Kits mula sa aking mga kaibigan sa South Korea. Gamit ang rapid test kit na approved sa Korea, ako po ay nag-negatibo. Hindi pa approved ng FDA dito pero yon po ang ginagamit sa Korea," Pacquiao added.  The Filipino boxing legend also said that while he has been invited to be tested at the RITM, he did not feel the need to do so, as he is asymptomatic. Should that change, Pacquiao said that he is more than willing to undergo the necessary testing.  "Matagal na po akong hinihikayat na magpa-test sa RITM ngunit nais ko pong ipaalam na wala po akong nararamdaman na anumang sintomas. Ibang usapan na po kung meron akong kakaibang nararamdaman sa aking katawan. Once I experience symptoms, I am willing to undergo the swab testing for the sake of my family and my country, but I will go through the regular procedure. Naniniwala po kasi ako na marami tayong Persons Under Investigation o PUI na dapat unahin pagdating sa testing." Pacquiao maintains that even under self-quarantine, he will continue to find ways to work and help in the fight against COVID-19.  "Kahit naka-home quarantine, patuloy po akong maghahanap ng paraan upang makatulong sa ating mga kababayan, lalo na sa ating mga magigiting na frontliners. Marami pa pong test kits at medical supplies na darating na magagamit ng ating mga health workers sa buong bansa. Magkakaroon din po ng allocation ang DOH Regional Centers sa Visayas at Mindanao." "Hinihikayat ko ang lahat na makipagtulungan sa ating pamahalaan. Gawin po natin ang nararapat. Patuloy din po tayong magdasal at manalig sa Panginoon. Sa kanya po tayo humugot ng lakas at pag-asa. Malalampasan natin itong pagsubok, mga kababayan. Tiwala lang," Pacquiao concluded. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 28th, 2020

UPV lends RT PCR machines to WVMC for COVID-19 testing

ILOILO CITY, March 27 (PIA6) --- The Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) can now process more test kits for COVID-19 following the transfer of the RT Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine to WV.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Manny Pacquiao and family instructed to undergo self-quarantine

Earlier this week, eight-division boxing world champion and incumbent Philippine senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao shared a message of hope and said a prayer for the country as it continues to combat the deadly COVID-19 virus.  Friday, Pacquiao and his family were instructed by the Makati City village that they reside in to place themselves under self-quarantine.  "Many of your colleagues in Senate have been identified to be COVID positive. Therefore you have to be quarantined at your own house," said Dasmariñas Village Barangay Captain Rossana Hwang in an official letter, as reported by ABS-CBN News.  The cause: a viral photo of Pacquiao coming into contact with Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, who was recently diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. As a result, Pacquiao and the rest of his family are now considered Persons Under Monitoring or PUM.  "This was the recommendation of doctors from Makati Medical Center who is also a resident here. And recommended by Makati Health Department," Hwang continued, before urging Pacquiao to "Please be a model example." In a statement sent to ABS-CBN News, Pacquiao's camp says that the Filipino boxing legend intends to abide by the rules. "Sen. Manny says he will always follow the law." Pacquiao's Special Assistant Jake Joson adds that Pacquiao and his family had already been in quarantine days before the letter was sent.  (READ ALSO: Manny Pacquiao and family keep active during Enhanced Community Quarantine)  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

DOH rejects Marikina hospital as testing center

DOH rejects Marikina hospital as testing center.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Kauna-unahang positibo sa COVID-19 sa N.Vizcaya, namatay bago nailabas ang resulta 

Nueva Vizcaya – Patay na bago nailabas ang resulta sa Coronavirus Disease o COVID-19 test ang nagpositibo sa kauna-unahang naitala sa lalawigan ng Nueva Vizcaya.   Kinumpira ngayon ni Nueva Vizcaya Gov. Carlos Padilla, patay na bago pa man mailabas ang resulta ng kauna-unahang kaso ng pandemic virus sa kanilang lalawigan.   Ang nagpositibo sa […] The post Kauna-unahang positibo sa COVID-19 sa N.Vizcaya, namatay bago nailabas ang resulta  appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Tondo, Sampaloc may pinakamaraming bilang ng PUIs sa Manila: Isko

Manila, Philippines – Inanunsyo ni Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso na umabot na sa 144 ang bilang ng Persons Under Investigation o PUIs sa Corona Virus o COVID-19 sa Maynila.   Kabilang sa nasabing bilang ang 14 na namatay na PUIs o ang mga pasyente na wala pang resulta ng kanilang test kung negatibo […] The post Tondo, Sampaloc may pinakamaraming bilang ng PUIs sa Manila: Isko appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

WVMC starts testing for COVID-19

ILOILO CITY, March 25 (PIA6) - - The Western Visayas Medical Center here started testing samples for corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Tuesday, March 24."We are happy to announce that.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

5,000 coronavirus test kits arrive in Iloilo City

ILOILO CITY, Philippines ­– A shipment of 5,000 coronavirus test kits arrived here on Wednesday, March 25, the Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas confirmed. This means the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in the Mandurriao district will soon be able to start its operations – and relieve testing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Chinese General Hospital ‘di na rin tatanggap ng COVID-19 patients

AYAW na rin tumanggap ng Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC) ng mga pasyenteng positibo sa COVID-19 maging persons under investigation (PUIs). Sa inilabas na advisory, nakasaad na puno na ang mga wards ng ospital, kulang na ang medical personnel at hindi sapat ang test kits at personal protective equipment (PPE) para magpatuloy sa […] The post Chinese General Hospital ‘di na rin tatanggap ng COVID-19 patients appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

65 PUIs tested at SPMC lab

DAVAO CITY, 23 March (PIA) - With the arrival of 200 test kits, the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) can now test for COVID-19 from patients under investigation (PUIs) all over the island.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

DOH defers COVID-19 testing in Marikina

(Updated) Despite the readiness of Marikina City to operate its molecular laboratory center and start using locally developed testing kits for coronavirus disease 2019, the Department of Health has suspended the city government’s plan to proceed with mass COVID-19 testing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020