Posts Tagged Novel Coronavirus

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...

Japan claims its actions over cruise ship are appropriate as public criticism grows

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

The Japanese government on Thursday (February 20) defended their efforts to tackle the novel coronavirus’s rapid spread and the quarantine operation that has sparked criticism of authorities just months before...

China posts sharp drop in new coronavirus cases after criteria change

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

Mainland China reported on Thursday (February 20) the lowest number of confirmed cases of a new coronavirus since late January, partly because of a change in diagnostic criteria for patients...

Coronavirus scare reduces NAIA passenger traffic —MIAA

Robie de Guzman   •   February 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The threat of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has reduced passenger traffic at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Wednesday....

China warns of sustained virus impact on poultry, eggs supply amid rising death toll

UNTV News   •   February 18, 2020

China’s supply of poultry and egg products is likely to be hit in the second and third quarters as the coronavirus outbreak has had a severe impact on the industry,...

Hospital president dies of infection in Wuhan

UNTV News   •   February 18, 2020

The president of Wuhan’s Wuchang Hospital in central China’s Hubei Province, Liu Zhiming, died at the age of 51 from the novel coronavirus pneumonia, or COVID-19, on Tuesday. Liu died...

Japan plans HIV drug trials to fight coronavirus as Diamond Princess cases rise

UNTV News   •   February 18, 2020

Japan plans to trial HIV medications to treat patients infected with coronavirus as the growing number of cases poses an increasing threat to the country’s economy as well as public health. Yoshihide Suga,...

DILG tells LGUs public events may proceed but observe anti-COVID-19 measures

Robie de Guzman   •   February 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Local government units (LGU) may still organize and hold public gatherings, meetings and festivals despite the threat of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as long as all...

US, evacuate citizens from Japan cruise ship; South Korea to follow suit

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 17, 2020

The United States (US) has evacuated its citizens from the virus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess off the coast of Japan. Two planes carrying around 300 American citizens left Haneda Airport...

Masks, disinfectants: Residents in Beijing, Shanghai trickle back to work

UNTV News   •   February 17, 2020

Residents trickled back to work on Monday (February 17) after China imposed a 14-day self-quarantine on all those returning to the capital, in the nation’s latest efforts to contain the...

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