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  1. djfinn6230

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    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed 4 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country on Sunday, March 8.

    This brings to 10 the Philippines' total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

    The new cases, all admitted in private hospitals, are the following:

    A 38-year-old Taiwanese male with no known history of foreign travel, but was in contact with another Taiwanese who visited the Philippines and tested positive in Taiwan. His symptoms started on March 3.
    A 32-year-old Filipino male with a history of travel to Japan within the past 14 days. His symptoms started on March 5.
    An 86-year-old American male with preexisting hypertension and history of travel to the United States and South Korea. His symptoms started on March 1.
    A 57-year-old Filipino male with no known history of foreign travel, but was reportedly in contact with a confirmed case.
    In a statement, the DOH said the patients were tested on Saturday, March 7, but results were only released Sunday.

    The DOH said it is now investigating all the cases and gathering information from their hospitals, while coordinating with concerned local government units for "infection prevention and control measures."


    To stay updated on news, advisories, and explainers, check out our special coverage page, “Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.”

    Out of the 10 confirmed cases in the Philippines, 7 are confined, 2 have recovered, while 1 died. The fatality was a Chinese tourist.

    President Rodrigo Duterte agreed to declare a state of public health emergency in the Philippines due to the confirmation of local transmission of the virus, upon the request of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.

    Duque urged the public, especially those who will be contacted by the DOH's surveillance teams, to fully cooperate.

    Those with fever or respiratory symptoms and travel history are advised to call (02)8-651-7800 local 1149-1150.

    "I call on the public to continue to be vigilant and practice personal preventive measures such as proper hand hygiene, social distancing, and cough etiquette," Duque said, adding that mass gatherings and crowded places should be avoided.

    "Only through concerted effort at the community level will we be able to succeed against the threat of the disease." – Rappler.com


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  2. Notmyrealname

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    And now the economic impact is rearing its head. Most will say it will be short term, but with a world awash with debt, both sovereign and personal, chickens may be on the way home to roost.
     
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    Well, well well.......It seems Aces Dr Hospital sent a PUI to SUMC and didn't tell them what they were sending....the patient is now in the ICU and the ICU is closed to new patients. A bunch of SUMC staff are now in quarantine.
    Morons

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    Edit: The transferred patient has tested positive according to the RITM.
     
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  4. jimeve

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    Christ, just been discharged from SUMC. I have Dengue. Don't know if Icould handle both viruses.
     
  5. Dr. Shiva

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    Recent news from Tayasan: one man positive tested Covid19 in the area after visiting a school event. :sorry: OK. It seems no vacancy for us this year in the Philippines. :hungover::wtf:
     
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    It says the results of the test won't be back for 2 to 4 days (12-14 March). Where do you see the results were positive?
     
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    On a local DOH newscast.
     
  8. Notmyrealname

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    Perhaps even more surprising when they tell us to "have yourself properly screened when coming to SUMC" that on the same day, March 10th, my wife and I entered the main hospital section on foot and were not screened at all - even though we had been temperature checked when entering another separate section (where doctor's clinics are located).
     
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    this source confirms positive test
     
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    FB of course. Headz Up NegOr (was Headz Up Dumaguete).

    Now do I remember how to post a link without getting in trouble.
    :rolleyes: Nope not a smile,
    HTML:
     <a href="https://www.facebook.com/headzupdumaguete/videos/519234108636603/">This is a link to the FB post!</a> 


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