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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