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British PM in Intensive Care After Covid-19 Symptoms Worsen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to intensive care on Monday night after his coronavirus disease (Covid-19) symptoms worsened, Downing Street said. Johnson has asked British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize for him, a Downing Street spokesman said. The prime minister, 55, was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital in London with “persistent symptoms” […].....»»

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Disrespect to Covid-19 Frontliners Gets 1-Yr Jail Time

A fine of around Php 5,000 and imprisonment of not more than one year will be meted to any person who harasses, discriminates, dishonors, and disrespects frontliners currently considered heroes in the fight against the dreaded 2019 Coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The “Frontliners Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Ordinance of the Province of Cebu” considers it unlawful for […].....»»

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Lifting of Cebu ECQ Not Yet in Sight

Despite successive days of negative test results on specimens from Cebu Province, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia pointed out that it is still premature to decide on lifting the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). “It’s very early to lift the ECQ. We’re just one week into it. I cannot even be cautiously optimistic about the results. I am […].....»»

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‘Zero Death’ from Covid-19 for 2 Days in C. Visayas

For two straight days, the Department of Health (DOH) 7 (Central Visayas) recorded no fatality from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The last two confirmed cases who died were reported on Sunday, which brought the total deaths from Covid-19 in the region to eight. Based on the DOH-7 situation report on Tuesday, the fatalities were […].....»»

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Only “Qualified” Households to Receive P6k Subsidy – DSWD

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 reported that the national government already downloaded P6-billion social amelioration fund for Central Visayas. However, not all households will be able to receive the P6,000 subsidy. DSWD 7 Assistant Director Shalaine Marie Lucero clarified this in a meeting with Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 7, […].....»»

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King David’s Quarantine

David was afraid for his life, just as we are today with the Covid-19 pandemic. He put himself in quarantine to flee from his son, Absalom, who wanted to kill him so he could be king. In Psalm 42, we hear David’s cry. Detached from God’s house of worship, he is fearful. He is depressed. […].....»»

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SSS Extends the Deadline of Contribution Payments until June 1

The Social Security System (SSS) on Friday announced that it is extending the deadline for the payment of monthly contributions of its members and employers until June 1, 2020 SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said that SSS had extended the payment deadline for SSS contributions. SSS made this decision after the […].....»»

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LANDBANK Backs LGUs with P10-billion Emergency Loan vs COVID-19

The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) is launching a new lending program to help Local Government Units (LGUs) on the purchase of goods and procurement of services to support their constituents during the COVID-19 crisis. The Bank is allocating P10 billion for the LANDBANK HEAL (Help via Emergency Loan Assistance for LGUs) Program as […].....»»

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11 Covid-19 Patients Recover in Central Visayas

A total of 11 patients who had tested positive of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Central Visayas have recovered, the Department of Health (DOH-7) reported on Sunday. All of the recovered patients will be discharged from the hospital without paying anything as the national government foots the bill for their confinement, Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH-7 […].....»»

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UP-NIH Can Produce 8k Covid-19 Test Kits Daily: FDA

The University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) is capable of producing 8,000 test kits for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) daily, Food and Drug Authority (FDA) Director Eric Domingo said Monday. In a radio interview, Domingo said the UP-NIH has stockpiled 26,000 test kits which have been approved for commercial use by the FDA […].....»»

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82.7% of Almost 23K Covid-19 Tests Turn Out Negative

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported that 82.7 percent of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) tests conducted turned out negative. “We have a total of 22,958 tests conducted. Out of this, 16,615 or 82.7 percent turned out negative and 3,414 or 16.9 percent turned out positive,” DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during the […].....»»

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Capitol to Give Out Seeds Through ‘Sugbusog’

To make staying at home more productive, the Cebu Provincial Government will provide municipal agricultural offices with seeds that are easier to plant and grow for free. Vegetable gardening can be done in pots in urban areas and in backyards for bigger spaces. According to Provincial Agriculturist’s Office chief Dr. Roldan Saragena, families can grow […].....»»

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KonsultaMD Hosts Live Webinars on COVID-19, Mental Health

KonsultaMD is hosting live webinars on COVID-19, mental health, and other health issues as a way to assist Filipinos staying at home who may have queries concerning their physical and mental well-being. The webinars will be aired via KonsultaMD’s Facebook account on April 3, 17, and 24 at 8pm and will feature Dr. Gia Grace […].....»»

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Here’s Why Cloud is the Key to Business Continuity and Growth

The emergence of cloud service in the digital era is developing at an incredible pace. Locally, cloud computing is expected to take account for 13% of Philippine IT services market by 2020 driven by government agencies and SMEs according to BMI Research report. Businesses have started adopting cloud service which productively improves their operations and, […].....»»

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Empowering Community: The Female Role Model Association in Negros Oriental

Negros Oriental used to be one of the poorest provinces in the Philippines according to the 2015 report from the Philippine Statistics Authority with poverty incidence rate of 38.7%. After 3 years, it went down to 26%, which according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-7 Regional Director Efren Carreon in an article published […].....»»

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Tiger at New York Zoo Tests Positive for Covid-19

A tiger at New York City’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in what is believed to be the first known infection of an animal in the US. In a statement Sunday, the Wildlife Conservation Society said Nadia, a four-year-old female Malayan tiger, has tested positive for Covid-19. “She, her sister Azul, […].....»»

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Kobe, Duncan, Garnett Elected to Hall of Fame 2020

NBA legends Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett officially headlined Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 on Saturday. “He was one of the greatest competitors who stepped on the court and made sure his impact was felt on both sides of the ball. He is ranked 4th on the NBA’s career points list […].....»»

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Chinese Med Experts Arrive in PH to Help in Covid-19 Fight

A group of Chinese medical experts arrived in Manila on Sunday to provide assistance to the Philippines as it continues to battle the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. Health Secretary Francisco Duque, in an interview with government media, said the country’s pool of medical professionals will hugely benefit from the experience of the 12-member team who […].....»»

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ESPN and Netflix Set New April 19 Premiere Date for Highly Anticipated Documentary Series “The Last Dance”

10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ quest for a sixth NBA Championship in 1998 is produced by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment and Jump 23, to debut on Netflix Mondays starting April 20 “The Last Dance,” the highly anticipated 10-part documentary series, will debut on Netflix beginning Monday, […].....»»

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Kaspersky Urges Companies to Beef up Cybersecurity as More Employees Work Remotely

Along with the consistent increase of 2019 coronavirus cases comes the incessant techniques cybercriminals are using to prey on public panic amidst the global epidemic. Kaspersky has continuously been detecting new attack tools being used by malicious threat actors related to COVID-19. During the first week of February, the global cybersecurity company has since warned […].....»»

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