Coronavirus World Updates: Patients Escape Hospitals

It was a dramatic day around the world when the corona virus continued to spread fatally. According to Clarence House, Prince Charles has been diagnosed with Corona virus, with concerns for the Queen, even though she is “in good health” as the UK has seen the most dramatic increase in confirmed cases to date. In […]

Makati Med condemns Pimentel’s “irresponsible, ruthless” protocol violation

VIOLATION OF THE PROTOCOL. In this file photo, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III will hold a press conference on May 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The head of the Makati Medical Center (MMC) said nothing against Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, who accompanied his pregnant wife to the hospital […]

No implementation of the “national action plan” for coronaviruses with DND at the top

NEW PLAN. President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with some members of his cabinet on March 24, 2020 to discuss updates to coronavirus disease. MalacaƱang photo MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – As the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus continues to increase, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday evening, March 24, that the government would implement […]

The race for a cure for COVID-19

The novel corona virus has infected more than 4,000,000 people worldwide and killed more than 17,000 people. The epicenter of the pandemic has moved from the Chinese district of Wuhan to the highly developed western world. Countries like Italy, Spain, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, which have some of the most […]

Duterte signs a law giving him special powers to fight the coronavirus outbreak

SPECIAL POWERS. President Rodrigo Duterte signs the Bayanihan for healing as an act. MalacaƱang photo MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte signed the law on Wednesday, March 25, granting him 30 special powers to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines. Dutter’s former aide and now Senator Bong Go confirmed this in a message […]

Philippine Airlines suspends all flights

SUSPENDED. Philippine Airlines ceases operations. Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Airlines (PAL) will cease operations on Thursday, March 26, to address the global impact of the novel corona virus pandemic. In a statement on Tuesday March 24, PAL said all international flights will be temporarily suspended as of Thursday […]

12 QC Barangays Now Under “Extremely Improved Community Quarantine”

There are at least 62 coronavirus cases in Quezon City Published on March 24, 2020 at 1:53 p.m. Updated March 24, 2020 at 1:53 p.m. QUARANTINE. The residents of the Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City queue up to receive a quarantine passport for their home. Photo by Darren Langit / Rappler MANILA, Philippines – […]

In the shadow of Ebola and COVID-19, measles roams the Congo – the world

Thomas the locomotive shines from the front of Dobo Mambanza’s torn sweater. Unlike the face of the cartoon train, Dobo is blistered and crumpled as she gasps, eyes closed, and crying. The three year old goes blind. Dobo is cradled by her mother and is in a health center ward in a remote town in […]