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WHO: 172 Countries Engaged in COVID-19 Global Access Facility

In an update by the World Health Organization, it revealed that 172 economies are now engaged in discussions to potentially participate in COVAX, a global initiative aimed at working with vaccine manufacturers to provide countries worldwide equitable access to safe and effective vaccines, once they are licensed and approved. COVAX currently has the world’s largest… Continue reading WHO: 172 Countries Engaged in COVID-19 Global Access Facility

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WHO Shares Advice on the Use of Masks for Children

Just recently, the World Health Organization shared advice on the use of masks for children in the community in the context of COVID-19. In a nine-page document, the agency together with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) detailed the use of masks to a risk-based approach, as part of a comprehensive package of interventions to… Continue reading WHO Shares Advice on the Use of Masks for Children

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Iloilo Hospitals Reaching Full Capacity Due to COVID Cases

Iloilo hospitals are reaching full capacity due to the growing number of COVID cases. St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo released it ‘full capacity’ statement last August 19, followed by Iloilo Mission Hospital last August 21, and Western Visayas Medical Center last August 22. “Our facilities for COVID-19 patients have reached full capacity and we can… Continue reading Iloilo Hospitals Reaching Full Capacity Due to COVID Cases

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Bacolod Reports Confirmed Case; First in Western Visayas

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced that a 56-year-old man in Bacolod City tested positive for Covid-19. This makes him the first Covid-19 confirmed case in Western Visayas. In an update, the patient is stable in a hospital in Bacolod. It is reported that the patient arrived in Bacolod from London last February 29. “I have… Continue reading Bacolod Reports Confirmed Case; First in Western Visayas

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Test Kits Arrive in Iloilo; Awaits FDA Approval

In an update posted by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, 100 test kits donated by a group from Manila have arrived in Iloilo. To date, it is still awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration prior to use. “We have to wait until FDA approves the use of the donated test kits we received.… Continue reading Test Kits Arrive in Iloilo; Awaits FDA Approval

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100 Covid-19 Test Kits to Arrive in Iloilo

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas announced that 100 test kits will be arriving in Iloilo City anytime today. It can be recalled that the mayor has recently issued Executive Order No. 055 placing the entire city under Enhanced Community Quarantine. “100 test kits for COVID-19 will be arriving in Iloilo City anytime today! It was… Continue reading 100 Covid-19 Test Kits to Arrive in Iloilo

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Malls, Public Places Temporarily Closed in Iloilo City

In light of the recent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19 outbreak in the country), malls and public areas in Iloilo City are temporarily closed to support the government’s efforts in breaking the chain of transmission through an enhanced community quarantine. It can be recalled that Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas issued Executive Order 055, putting Iloilo… Continue reading Malls, Public Places Temporarily Closed in Iloilo City

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Iloilo on Enhanced Community Quarantine: What to Expect

Just recently, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas issued Executive Order No. 055, an executive order implementing Regulation Ordinance No. 2020-056, Series of 2020 in relation to the practice of Enhanced Community Quarantine applicable to all commercial and business establishments, government offices and in residential areas, and for other purposes. The EO 055 includes the following:… Continue reading Iloilo on Enhanced Community Quarantine: What to Expect

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Iloilo City: Php 98M Funds to Fight Coronavirus

In a social media post by the Iloilo City Government, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) approved a resolution for the allocation of Php 98-million funds for preventive measures against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas presided during a meeting with the CDRRMC at the Iloilo City, March 19. Moreover,… Continue reading Iloilo City: Php 98M Funds to Fight Coronavirus

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WHO Situation Report as of March 18

The World Health Organization has been keen on publishing situation reports and has mapped Covid-19 incidents worldwide. In its most recent Situation Report, March 18, the World Health Organization reports that one new country/territory/area (European Region 1) has reported cases of Covid-19. All in all (as of the March 18 Situation Report of WHO), there… Continue reading WHO Situation Report as of March 18