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JUST IN: PHL confirms 414 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 3660

11 new deaths, nine new recoveries recorded (Eagle News) — The Department of Health on Monday, April 6, reported 414 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 in the country, bringing the total to 3660. According to the DOH, nine new patients have recovered while 11 others have died. The number of recoveries so far was at 73, while deaths were at 163. President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed an enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to […]

Senator Angara says he has recovered from COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Senator Sonny Angara on Monday, April 6, said he has recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019. In a Facebook post, Angara said after several days in the emergency room and the COVID-19 wing, his doctors finally sent him home, “negative for the virus and pneumonia free.” “Big big thanks to my doctors and nurses for taking care of me and to my family, loved ones, friends for all the prayers, letters and […]

DOH: Almost 23000 COVID-19 tests conducted in PHL

82.7 percent of total yielded negative results, DOH says (Eagle News) — Almost 23,000 coronavirus disease 2019 tests have been conducted in the country so far, the Department of Health said on Monday, April 6. According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, the majority of the 22958 COVID-19 tests, or  82.7%  however, yielded negative results. Over 3000, or 3414, she said, turned out positive. She said this was  16.9% of the total number of tests […]

Lawyer files complaint vs Pimentel over hospital trip

(Eagle News) — A lawyer has filed a complaint against Senator Koko Pimentel for his alleged breach of his self-quarantine for the coronavirus disease 2019, for which he later tested positive. In a Facebook post, lawyer Rico Quicho said he filed the complaint before the Department of Justice through electronic email against Pimentel for violation of Republic Act No. 11332, its implementing rules and regulations, and other Department of Health guidelines. RA No. 11332  bans […]

Guevarra expresses support for LGU enactment of measures vs discrimination of frontliners, COVID-19 patients

(Eagle News)–Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has expressed support for the passage of measures at the local government unit level to prevent discrimination against frontliners and coronavirus disease 2019 patients. “Whether in the form of an ordinance or an executive order, local government issuances presumably have a deterrent effect on the commission of discriminatory acts in their respective jurisdiction,” Guevarra said. Guevarra made the statement after the Department of the Interior and Local Government urged LGUs […]

Galvez: President Duterte may make decision on ECQ between April 12 and 14

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte may make a decision on whether to lift or extend the enhanced community quarantine this weekend or next week. This is according to Carlito Galvez, chief implementor of the country’s COVID-19 national action plan, in a radio interview. “Ang nakikita ko magdedecide ang Presidente between April 12 and April 14,” he said. He said for his part, he was for the extension of the ECQ, as the number of COVID-19 deaths […]

DILG to LGUs: Pass ordinances requiring the use of face masks, improvised ones in public

(Eagle News)–The Department of the Interior and Local Government has urged local government units to pass ordinances requiring the use of face masks in public. “We must be vigilant. Hindi biro ang coronavirus na ito kaya hinihikayat ko ang mga LGU na tiyakin na ang kanilang mga kababayan ay laging nakasuot ng face mask kapag sila ay lalabas sa pamamagitan ng pagsasabatas ng ordinansa ukol dito. This is our small way of ensuring that the […]

NLEx Corp. releases list of toll plazas on NLEx, SCTEx

(Eagle News)–The Northern Luzon Expressway Corp. has released its list of toll plazas on NLEx and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway amid the enhanced community quarantine. NLEx Corp. said the list was as of Monday, April 6: NLEx said the list would be updated if there are changes. The enhanced community quarantine, which is expected to end mid-April, was aimed at containing the coronavirus disease 2019, which has killed over 100 people in the Philippines so far.

Over 300 repatriated Filipino seafarers from Italy, Germany arrive in PHL on Sunday

(Eagle News)–Over 300 repatriated Filipino seafarers arrived from Italy and Germany on Sunday amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. The Department of Foreign Affairs said of the 322 recently repatriated from Italy, 114 were from Costa Diadema and 208 from Costa Victoria in Italy. Sixteen crew members of cruise ship Amadea, on the other hand, arrived in Manila from Frankfurt, Germany. According to the DFA, as of Sunday, April 6, it had repatriated close to […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights as of Monday, April 6

(Eagle News)–The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights. MIAA said the list was as of Monday, April 6: MIAA said flight schedules may be subject to changes. In such cases, it said passengers should coordinate with the airlines. All flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport are concentrated in terminal 1 in a bid to reduce the risk of airport workers to COVID-19, MIAA had said.

AFP says chief of staff Santos has recovered from COVID-19

(Eagle News)–Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Felimon Santos Jr. has recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019. This was announced by the AFP in a statement from AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo. “We are pleased to announce that AFP chief of staff Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. has been tested negative for COVID-19 following the test conducted by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). He is […]

Cloudy skies, rains expected in PHL today

(Eagle News)–Cloudy skies and rains are expected in the country today. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands will have cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to the Northeasterly Surface Windflow. Metro Manila and the rest of the country on the other hand will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers. PAGASA said this was due to the easterlies affecting the eastern section […]