Posts Tagged novel coronavirus disease

Filipino worker in Hong Kong tests negative of novel coronavirus

Robie de Guzman   •   February 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino worker in Hong Kong who was placed under observation for contracting novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is expected to be released within the week after testing...

Plane carrying first batch of Filipinos from virus-hit Japan cruise ship on way back to PH – DFA

Robie de Guzman   •   February 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The first batch of Filipinos repatriated from the novel coronavirus-hit M/V Diamond Princess cruise ship has taken off Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, the Department of Foreign...

PH sends two chartered planes to bring home Filipinos from virus-hit Japan cruise ship

Robie de Guzman   •   February 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Two planes of flag-carrier Philippine Airlines chartered by the government are on its way to Japan to pick up over 400 Filipinos who disembarked from the coronavirus-hit...

Hukou Waterfalls scenic spot officially open to public amid epidemic

Jeck Deocampo   •   February 24, 2020

The spectacular Hukou Waterfalls, which sits on the border between north China’s Shanxi Province and northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, was officially open to the public on Monday after being closed...

Some Filipino crew of virus-hit cruise ship in Japan may have to stay behind – DFA

Robie de Guzman   •   February 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday confirmed that the repatriation of Filipinos aboard the novel coronavirus-hit M/V Diamond Princess in Japan will push through on...

First Hong Kong policeman infected by virus, concern of contagion among force

UNTV News   •   February 21, 2020

HONG KONG – A Hong Kong police officer has been confirmed infected with the coronavirus, authorities said on Friday (February 21), the first officer to test positive in the Asian...

Five new drugs in clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment: Chinese official

UNTV News   •   February 21, 2020

Five new drugs are in clinical trials as researchers and Chinese authorities are launching more systematic vaccine tests for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials said Friday. Some antiviral drugs...

Filipinos from Wuhan ‘all well and safe’, cleared to go home after quarantine – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   February 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos repatriated from Wuhan City in China are now allowed to go home as they showed no signs and symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after...

Fearing infection, residents protest against coronavirus evacuees landing in Ukraine

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

Residents in central Ukraine protested the arrival of a plane carrying evacuees from China’s Hubei province on Thursday (February 20), fearing they could be infected with the coronavirus despite authorities...

More passengers leave quarantined cruise ship in Japan to go home

UNTV News   •   February 19, 2020

Disembarkation of passengers on the virus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo continued on Wednesday (February 19), after a controversial two-week quarantine that saw more than 500 people infected with the...

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