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UP experts flag gaps in DOH coronavirus data

Jun 12, 2020 - 8:00 AM

If left unresolved, the lack of accurate and accessible data can undermine efforts to contain the spread of the virus, say the experts, who now work closely with the health department

QUARANTINE MEASURES. Workers sanitize and disinfect seats and handrails before letting commuters in the coaches at the MRT3 Taft Station in Pasay City on June 1, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

‘Cause for concern’: Experts project 11,000 coronavirus cases in Cebu by June 30

Jun 11, 2020 - 7:59 PM

(UPDATED) University of the Philippines experts say Cebu province is the 'second major battleground' in the country’s fight against COVID-19

HIGH RISK. Mall goers follow social distancing as they enter a mall in Cebu City after the province is placed under general community quarantine on June 1, 2020. Photo by Geo Litonjua/Rappler

Despite GCQ, Metro Manila still far from winning COVID-19 battle

May 29, 2020 - 8:24 PM

Metro Manila cities differ in how they are faring against the virus, leading a U.P. expert to call for continued caution amid the easing of quarantine measures

People start to visit a partially open shopping mall under the modified enhanced community quarantine in Manila on May 16,2020. Malls are scheduled to reopen some of their stores and services to the public, provided that customers follow safety protocols such as social distancing and wearing face masks. Photo by Czar Dancel/Rappler

Experts urge Duterte gov't: Tap 'science spokesperson' for pandemic response

May 27, 2020 - 2:13 PM

Should the Philippines have an Anthony Fauci-like figure explaining the science behind the government's COVID-19 policies?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 19, 2020. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

‘Premature’ to ease modified ECQ in Metro Manila – U.P. experts

May 27, 2020 - 1:28 PM

Is it safe to ease the modified community quarantine in Metro Manila?

Residents of Mandaluyong City on May 16, 2020, use their bicycles to travel for work and buy essentials as access to public transport is not yet allowed during the MECQ period. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler