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Davao City coronavirus lab starts recruiting after resignations

May 30, 2020 - 11:29 PM

Mayor Sara Duterte downplays the resignations

COVID. Davao City Health Office personnel spray disinfectant in government offices and public spaces in Davao City on March 12, 2020, as part of their measures to prevent the infection of COVID-19 in the city. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao hospital reports first 2 coronavirus relapse cases

Apr 23, 2020 - 9:05 PM

(UPDATED) They are the first recovered patients who were re-admitted to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City after testing positive again for COVID-19

Davao City Health Office personnel spray disinfectant in government offices and public spaces in Davao City on March 12, 2020, as part of their measures to prevent the infection of COVID-19 in the city. Mindanao already has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case currently admitted in a hospital in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Davao City hospital lists 26 new coronavirus cases

Mar 28, 2020 - 8:43 PM

The Southern Philippines Medical Center website posts the details early Saturday, but took this down later

4 more PH laboratories to start coronavirus testing on March 19 – WHO

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:54 PM

(UPDATED) The World Health Organization also gives additional test kits to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, increasing the laboratory's daily testing capacity from 300 to 450 tests

COVID-19 TEST KIT. A sample of the UP-developed novel coronavirus detection kit as presented to media during a press briefing held at Philippine Gerome Center on March 12, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4 more Philippine laboratories may soon test samples for coronavirus – DOH

Mar 04, 2020 - 11:09 PM

Secretary Francisco Duque III also says the health department still won't use rapid diagnostic testing kits that have not been accredited by the World Health Organization

MORE LABS EYED. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gives an update on the status of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Duterte visits kids with cancer days before Christmas

Dec 24, 2018 - 12:17 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte visits a foundation for Mindanaoan children with cancer, listening to them by their bedsides and gamely posing for photos with the center's staff

IN PHOTOS: Duterte visits young cancer patients on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2016 - 11:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte shows his affectionate side as he spends time with patients at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does a fist bump with a cancer-stricken child during his visit at the Southern Philippines Medical Center's Children's Cancer and Blood Diseases Unit in Davao City on December 24,2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

DOH: Filipino nurse tests negative for MERS

Sep 05, 2014 - 11:39 AM

2nd UPDATE The Department of Health says ‘all activities for contact tracing will be terminated’

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

DOH still waiting for nurse’s MERS test result from Saudi

Sep 04, 2014 - 3:41 PM

The health department is already in touch with at least 60 passengers of Saudi Airlines flight SV870 which the nurse took in her return trip to Manila on August 29