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Twenty-one on stranded US cruise ship test positive for coronavirus

Twenty-one people onboard a cruise ship stranded off the coast of San Francisco have tested positive for the new coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 7th, 2020

Infected Pinoys on ship rise to 80

Twenty-one more Filipinos from the cruise ship Diamond Princess have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to at least 80 the number of those who had to skip yesterday’s repatriation to submit to treatment in Japan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2020

39 more onboard Japan cruise ship have new coronavirus – minister

TOKYO, Japan – An additional 39 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus , Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said Wednesday, February 12, bringing the total to 174. "Out of 53 new test results, 39 people were found positive," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

39 more on board Japan cruise ship have new coronavirus

An additional 39 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said Wednesday, bringing the total to 174. “Out of 53 new test results, 39 people were found positive,” he told reporters, adding that a quarantine official had also […] The post 39 more on board Japan cruise ship have new coronavirus appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

4 more Pinoys aboard cruise ship test positive

Four more Filipinos onboard the quarantined cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Monday, as health officials seemed confused about extending the travel ban to Taiwan......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

4 More Pinoys in Quarantined Ship Test Positive for nCoV

Four more Filipinos onboard the quarantined cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the 2019-novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Monday. The agency said the four, who were among six-newly confirmed cases of the virus, are now being treated in a hospital. “The DFA, through the Philippine Embassy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

28 Cagayan de Oro inmates test positive of COVID-19

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – Twenty-eight inmates of the City Jail here at Barangay Lumbia have been infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a health official said. Dr. Joselito Retuya, chief epidemiologist of the City Health Office, said the 28 inmates found positive were still in the holding area when they […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

WHO warns of drawn out pandemic as South Africa cases top 500,000

The UN health agency warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to “response fatigue”, as the case count in South Africa topped half a million. Although many Latin American countries have begun relaxing stay-at-home measures, the virus is still spreading quickly across much of the region Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has killed more than 680,000 people and infected more than 17.5 million, according to an AFP tally. South Africa is by far the hardest hit country in Africa, accounting for more than half of diagnosed infections, although President Cyril Ramaphosa said the fatality rate is lower than the global average. Health authorities had been expecting a surge in cases after the gradual loosening of a strict lockdown that was imposed at the end of March. Nigeria on Saturday also announced it would ease a lockdown in the commercial capital Lagos, allowing churches and mosques to reopen next week.  An emergency WHO committee reviewing the pandemic “highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 outbreak, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts”. “WHO continues to assess the global risk level of COVID-19 to be very high,” it said in its latest statement. The agency also said the effects of the pandemic “will be felt for decades to come”. Mexico overtook Britain to become the third hardest hit country in virus deaths — after Brazil and the United States — with more than 46,600 fatal cases. Although many Latin American countries have begun relaxing stay-at-home measures, the virus is still spreading quickly across much of the region, which has now recorded more than four million cases and almost 200,000 deaths. Half of them are in Brazil, where President Jair Bolsonaro said he believes “nearly everyone” will catch the virus eventually, after himself recovering from it. The US, the hardest-hit country in the world, has now tallied more than 4.6 million cases and 154,319 deaths. Vaccine race The outlook was bleak in Asia as well, where India and the Philippines reported record increases in new daily infections. “We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19, and we need to draw up a consolidated, definitive plan of action,” said an open letter signed by 80 Filipino medical associations. Japan’s Okinawa declared a state of emergency after a record jump in cases on the islands — many linked to US military forces stationed there. The pandemic has spurred a race for a vaccine with several Chinese companies at the forefront, while Russia has set a target date of September to roll out its own medicine. However, US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said it was unlikely his country would use any vaccine developed in either nation. “I do hope that the Chinese and the Russians are actually testing the vaccine before they are administering the vaccine to anyone,” he said. As part of its “Operation Warp Speed”, the US government will pay pharmaceutical giants Sanofi and GSK up to $2.1 billion for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, the companies said. ‘Day of freedom’ France, Spain, Portugal and Italy all reported huge contractions in their economies for the April-June quarter, while Europe as a whole saw gross domestic product fall by 12.1 percent.  Daily case numbers in Switzerland have crept up again in recent weeks, while Norway recorded its first virus death in two weeks. At least 36 crew members confined to a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the operator Hurtigruten said on Saturday.  Despite the resurgence in cases, there have been demonstrations in Europe against the curbs.  Thousands protested in Berlin on Saturday urging “a day of freedom” from the restrictions, with some demonstrators dubbing the pandemic “the biggest conspiracy theory”. In South Korea, the elderly leader of a secretive sect at the centre of the country’s early coronavirus outbreak was arrested for allegedly hindering the government’s effort to contain the epidemic. People linked to Lee Man-hee’s Shincheonji Church of Jesus accounted for more than half of the South’s coronavirus cases in February and March, but the country has since appeared to have brought the virus under control. The pandemic has also continued to cause mayhem in the travel and tourism sectors, with more airlines announcing mass job cuts. Latin America’s biggest airline, the Brazilian-Chilean group LATAM, said it would lay off least 2,700 crew, and British Airways pilots overwhelmingly voted to accept a deal cutting wages by 20 percent, with 270 jobs lost......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Recto appeals for free rapid testing for LSIs

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Wednesday appealed for free RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests for locally-stranded individuals before they are sent home. (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) The LSIs, he said, should also be treated as VIPs, or “very important passengers” and have them avail of the COVID-19 swab tests before they are transported back to their home provinces. “These ‘VIPs’ are entitled to the same gold standard of testing, more so that they’ve been lodged in a place that will check all the boxes in the list of a possible outbreak spot,” said Recto. Recto was commenting on the thousands of LSIs crammed at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, brushing aside physical distancing protocols while they wait for their turn to be brought home under the government’s “Hatid Tulong” program. “If we have tested for free those who’ve been on strict quarantine because they’re going to listen to a speech, then all the more we should test exposed individuals who are going home to their loved ones,” he said, referring to the RT-PCR tests conducted for lawmakers and attendees of President Duterte’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA). “May karapatan din sa peace of mind ang mga komunidad na naghihintay sa kanilang pagdating (Those who have been waiting for them in their communities also have the right to peace of mind),” he pointed out. Recto said the PCR tests will also help prevent the entry and spread of the novel coronavirus in local government units. “A swab test will ensure that the coronavirus will not be hitchhiking to family reunions. Those positive will be flagged from boarding. And spare understaffed and underfunded LGUs and local hospitals from handling a ‘pasa load’ from the national government,” he said. “Kung ngayon, bawal magtransport ng baboy dahil sa ASF at kailangan may certificate na ligtas ang mga ito, tao pa kaya?” he also noted. While saying that he was also “painfully aware” of the shortage on test kits, he lamented the plight of LSIs who have been stranded for months or have resorted to sleeping on streets. Recto said he will defer to the Interagency Task Force of Emerging Infectious Diseases to study and consider the call. Under the Hatid Tulong program, the LSIs must undergo rapid test for COVID-19  and secure medical clearance and travel authority before being allowed to depart going to their provinces. Reports said at least 20 LSIs in the Rizal Stadium have tested positive for antibodies in the rapid tests......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

21 soldiers in Negros Oriental test positive for COVID

Twenty-one soldiers of the Army’s 302nd Infantry Brigade in Negros Oriental have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID 19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2020

In Bohol, 4 more LSIs test positive for COVID-19

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Four more Locally Stranded Individuals (SLIs) who recently returned to Bohol province tested positive for the coronavirus disease. Governor Arthur Yap announced Saturday night, June 27, 2020, the release of the test results of these individuals who remain in the isolation centers of their respective local government units. Two of them […] The post In Bohol, 4 more LSIs test positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

5 returning residents, ex-inmate test positive for COVID-19 in Zamboanga

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease increased to 205 in Zamboanga peninsula as five locally stranded individuals and a former person deprived of liberty tested positive as of Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

Stranded Pinay cruise ship worker kills self off Barbados

A Filipina crewmember of a cruise ship docked in Barbados took her own life while awaiting repatriation to the Philippines amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

4 repatriated OFWs test positive for virus in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY – Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced on Thursday that there were four overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during the conduct of rapid tests here. The three were among the 28 OFWs who were repatriated from Manila after they got stranded there due to the implementation of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Virus cases on docked Japan cruise ship near 150

TOKYO, Japan – Almost a quarter of the 623 crew members on a cruise ship docked in western Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, an official said Saturday, April 25. The Italy-flagged Costa Atlantica has no passengers aboard and arrived in the southern port of Nagasaki for repairs in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

C. Visayas Records 27 New Covid-19 Cases

Twenty-seven more patients were tested positive of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Central Visayas, bringing the total cases to 95, the Department of Health (DOH) in Region 7 said. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH-7 regional director, bared that the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center– Sub-National Laboratory (VSMMC-SNL) on Thursday released 211 test results, with 27 found […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

Pampanga hospital confirms 2 COVID-19 cases

Two patients at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital (JBLMGH) have tested positive from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) while five others are under investigation for possible infection. The JBLMGH announced the cases in a statement issued Thursday evening. The two cases were among the passengers of the MV Diamond Princess cruise ship held […] The post Pampanga hospital confirms 2 COVID-19 cases appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Coronavirus-hit Grand Princess cruise ship to dock in Oakland

LOS ANGELES, USA – A US cruise ship stranded by a coronavirus outbreak off the coast of San Francisco will dock in Oakland, the vessel's owner said on Saturday, March 7. The Grand Princess cruise ship has recorded 21 COVID-19 infections on board – 19 crew and two American passengers – out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

500 Pinoys stranded in California over virus fears

At least 500 Filipino crew members were among the thousands stranded on a cruise ship off the California coast over fears of the new coronavirus after passengers and crew members on board developed symptoms......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 6th, 2020

2 repatriates from coronavirus-hit cruise ship test negative for the disease

Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the agency is waiting for the test results of the third repatriate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2020

DFA repatriates 400 Filipinos in virus-hit ship in Japan

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will repatriate on Tuesday, January 25, over 400 Filipinos aboard a cruise ship hit by coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19) docked in Japan. Those to be flown home are mostly crew members of Diamond Princess. At least 52 Filipinos onboard the ship tested positive for Covid-19 and were being treated at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2020