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Cebu to start screening domestic passengers after coronavirus cases confirmed in Metro Manila

Mar 09, 2020 - 4:56 PM

Currently, only passengers from international airports are scanned for high fever

SCANNING. Scanners at the Mactan Cebu International Airport check temperatures of arriving passengers. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Duterte declares state of public health emergency amid rise in coronavirus cases

Mar 09, 2020 - 12:12 PM

(UPDATED) The declaration comes as the health officials count 10 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including the first case of local transmission in the Philippines

HEALTH EMERGENCY. Shoppers wear surgical mask in the Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City, where sanitation procedures are carried out after a rise in coronavirus cases. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

‘No right to resist’ quarantine under state of public health emergency – DOH

Mar 09, 2020 - 8:40 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to soon issue an Executive Order formally declaring a state of public health emergency due to the novel coronavirus

QUARANTINE. Security personnel check on the isolation rooms intended for patients under investigation for the novel coronavirus at the newly opened Manila Infectious Disease Control Center at the Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila on March 8, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte to declare state of public health emergency over coronavirus

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Health has raised the COVID-19 alert system to Code Red-Sublevel 1 as a 'a signal to all concerned agencies, local governments, health care providers to be ready to for planned response measures'

CORONAVIRUS WATCH. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III gives updates on the novel coronavirus on February 26, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

A virus that's reshaping the world: This week's outlook

Mar 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM

The coronavirus outbreak is not only messing up everyone’s business and personal travel plans, but is also hitting economies hard and reshaping the global supply chain that the world has grown accustomed to

DR Congo Ebola outbreak an emergency of global concern – WHO

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:53 AM

'It is time for the world to take notice,' says World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, accepting the advice of his advisory board to invoke the emergency provision

ALERT. A motor taxi driver gets his hands washed at an Ebola screening station on the road between Butembo and Goma on July 16, 2019 in Goma. Photo by John Wessels/AFP

Ubial: PH drug problem a 'public health emergency'

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says around P145 million of its Quick Response Fund will be used to address the immediate needs in treatment and rehabilitation centers

DRUG SURRENDERERS. A Philippine policeman (L) stands guard as people queue up to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan, 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of Manila on July 18, 2016. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

WHO holds emergency Ebola meeting as death toll reaches 932

Aug 06, 2014 - 8:14 PM

UPDATED The closed door session is tasked with ruling whether the outbreak constitutes what is known in WHO speak as a public health emergency of international concern

A view of the building of the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 27 April 2009. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Going abroad? DOH mulls mandatory oral polio vaccine

May 15, 2014 - 4:15 PM

For now the health department is encouraging Filipinos heading to countries with reported cases of polio to take the oral vaccine in private clinics and hospitals

AMEND THE LAW. New Health Spokesperson Dr Lyndon Lee Suy says the department is in talks with lawmakers on updating the AIDS law in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

WHO declares polio 'public health emergency'

May 05, 2014 - 10:12 PM

The World Health Organization says that the polio situation if left unchecked could result in failure to eradicate globally one of the world s most serious vaccine preventable diseases

POLIO. A child is vaccinated against polio during a three-day nationwide campaign to eradicate polio, in Pakistan, on April 2014. Photo by Wali Khan Shinwari/EPA