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Pope reportedly tests negative for virus after Vatican scare

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis was reported Thursday, March 26, to have tested negative for the novel coronavirus after a person in his residence was said to have contacted COVID-19. Several Italian newspapers with reputable sources in the Vatican said the Italian clergyman who got sick had lived for ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMar 26th, 2020

Pope tests negative for coronavirus as Vatican ups controls

VATICAN CITY (UPDATED) – Pope Francis, who is suffering from a cold , has tested negative for the coronavirus, an Italian newspaper reported Tuesday, March 3, as Italy battles Europe's worst outbreak. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni did not respond to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) request for comment on the Messaggero newspaper report, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2020

DOH-7: Only 3 COVID-19 tests remain for confirmation

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several of the patients who underwent the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) are being discharged. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH -7) director, said they had started releasing from the hospitals those who had tested negative of the virus. […] The post DOH-7: Only 3 COVID-19 tests remain for confirmation appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2020

Brazil s Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus

BRASÍLIA, Brazil –  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday, March 13, he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, after a scare over a trip on which at least one infected member  of his staff rubbed shoulders with Donald Trump. "The Armed Forces Hospital and (diagnostic laboratory) Sabin have returned a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Jordan Clarkson tests negative for coronavirus

After being quarantined at the Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma Ciy yesterday, all Utah Jazz players and staff were tested for the virus following Rudy Gobert's positive result......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Pope Francis prays for virus victims

Pope Francis expressed solidarity Sunday with the victims of the novel coronavirus in his first livestreamed prayer and message from the Vatican......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 9th, 2020

Pope Francis voices support for virus victims in first livestream prayer

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis expressed solidarity Sunday with the victims of the novel coronavirus in his first livestreamed prayer and message from the Vatican. "I am close through prayer with the people who suffer from the current coronavirus epidemic," the 83-year-old pope said in a message recorded at the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

Vatican plans special virus measures for pope

The Vatican said on Thursday it was considering changes to Pope Francis’ schedule “to avoid the dissemination” of the new coronavirus that has killed 148 people and infected hundreds in Italy. Official spokesman Matteo Bruni said the measures will cover “the activities of (the pope), the Holy See and the Vatican City state in the […] The post Vatican plans special virus measures for pope appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 6th, 2020

Pope observes usual Ash Wednesday customs in time of virus

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual that marks the opening of the Catholic Church’s Lenten season in traditional fashion while greeting the public in Rome as other Masses were canceled in northern Italy over fears of the coronavirus outbreak. Francis and a long line of priests, bishops and cardinals walked in […] The post Pope observes usual Ash Wednesday customs in time of virus appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2020

First confirmed nCoV patient isolated at San Lazaro Hospital

"No cough, no fever, no sore throat. She seems to be well but we aren't letting her go until she tests negative for the virus," Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a television interview......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

Further tests needed but DA culls pigs amid African Swine Fever scare

Agriculture Secretary William Dar neither confirmed nor denied reports that the African Swine Fever virus has reached the Philippines and has infected backyard hogs, specifically in Rizal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019

Virus cases top 1,000 as DOH steps up tests

MANILA, Philippines — The total number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country breached the 1,000th mark on Saturday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported that 272 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory illness. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reiterated in an online press briefing that the […] The post Virus cases top 1,000 as DOH steps up tests appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 min. ago

MMDA exec tests positive; Pacquiao negative

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority general manager Jojo Garcia tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News3 hr. 44 min. ago

Iza Calzado tests positive for COVID-19

“She is recovering well as she was aggressively treated for pneumonia and the virus. She can actually breathe now without any oxygen assistance.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

Pacquiao negative for COVID-19 after being tested twice

Sen. Manny Pacquiao said he has tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) twice but added that once he experiences symptoms of the deadly virus he will undergo swab testing with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 57 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 News13 hr. 31 min. ago

Celtics Smart doing well after positive COVID-19 test

By Associated Press Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says guard Marcus Smart is doing well and remains in good spirits following his positive test for coronavirus last week. Smart announced his diagnosis on March 19, seven days after Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19. Boston played the Utah Jazz on March 6. Celtics players and staff were also tested as a precaution and those tests have all come back negative. Stevens said he and team officials have been checking in with Smart and the rest of the team regularly via conference calls. “I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and that he felt good and that he got online, just continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” Stevens said. “It’s just, you know, it’s a really unique, unsettling time for everyone.” — Kyle Hightower reporting from Boston  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News21 hr. 44 min. ago

Using Korea-made COVID-19 kit, Pacquiao tests negative

By Nick Giongco         Sen. Manny Pacquiao tested negative for the coronavirus using a kit that came from Korea. The test was done on Friday, just hours after Dasmariñas Village in Makati City sent him a letter asking that he and his family and household staff impose self-quarantine procedures. The letter detailed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 28th, 2020

Congressman Eric Yap is Negative of COVID-19, Error Due to Clerical Reasons

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) announces that Congressman Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS Partylist is negative of COVID-19, contrary to reports saying that the congressman has tested positive for the virus. RITM also apologized to the congressman, further stressing out that he remains to be COVID-19 free. The error that led to reports […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

DOH: 99 tested negative for COVID-19 in Cagayan Valley since January

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, March 26 (PIA) - - Of the 185 persons-under-investigation (PUIs) since January, there were already 99 tested negative based from the results of the laboratory tests from t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

2nd House Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

Bulacan Rep. Henry Villarica tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), House Secretary General Jose Luis Montales confirmed on Thursday night. Villarica is the second member of the House of Representatives to contract the virus after ACT-CIS Party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap tested positive earlier Wednesday. Montales noted that Villarica last reported for work at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020