2019 Novel Coronavirus - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2019 Novel Coronavirus


LIST: Guidelines for workers, employed or self-employed, in the Metro lockdown

Mar 14, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Work from home, workday reductions, rotation of workers are 'highly encouraged' by the labor department

CORONAVIRUS. The Marikina City local government set-up its mobile decomtamination tent on March 13, 2020, which sprays disinfectant solutions to be used in community disinfection drive while it continues its disinfection of the City Hall to keep safe its staff during government's community lockdown on March 15. Photo by Jire Carreon/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

DOH confirms 6th coronavirus case in PH

Mar 07, 2020 - 2:41 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines' 6th COVID-19 case is the wife of the 62-year-old patient who tested positive on March 5

COVID-19. Members of the muslim community cleans and disinfects the Masjid Mosque at the Greenhills Shopping Center Complex in San Juan City after the San Juan Local government and the Department of Health recommended a temporary closure of the prayer room after an elder man who frequented the mosque was confirmed to have been infected by the covid19 virus on March 6, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Trust us, Duterte urges Filipinos amid coronavirus threat

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:45 PM

In a taped message, President Rodrigo Duterte asks the public to cooperate with government efforts to quell the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus

'STAY CALM.' President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a taped message on the 2019 novel coronavirus. RTVM screengrab

Bangladesh aircrew refuse to work on Wuhan evacuation flight

Feb 09, 2020 - 8:38 PM

The refusal of airline crews to work forces the government to scrap the evacuation plan

RED CROSS. Medical staff members wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, walk at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on January 25, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Bicol on blue alert over suspected coronavirus cases

Feb 08, 2020 - 1:55 PM

The Bicol Regional Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council raises the alert status after 3 patients in Albay were being observed for the 2019 novel coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS. At least 3 patients in Albay are being monitored for the 2019 novel coronavirus.

LOOK: DFA delivers relief goods to Filipinos in Wuhan

Feb 08, 2020 - 12:43 PM

(UPDATED) China's Wuhan City is currently on lockdown in an effort to quell the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus

RELIEF. As Wuhan City remains on lockdown, Filipino residents face travel restrictions limiting their movement. All photos from the Department of Foreign Affairs

Zambales health officials monitoring patient for coronavirus

Feb 08, 2020 - 10:32 AM

Zambales Governor Hermogenes Ebdane says the patient disclosed a history of travel together with the 2 Chinese patients earlier confirmed to have the 2019 novel coronavirus

Boracay intensifies border checkpoints amid coronavirus spread

Feb 08, 2020 - 9:35 AM

There are no reported coronavirus cases in Malay, Aklan and Boracay Island so far

MONITOR. Malay acting town mayor Frolibar Bautista orders the strict checking of travelers' health and travel history. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Filipinos repatriated from China back home on February 8

Feb 05, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The initial batch will be brought straight from the Clark Airport in Pampanga to Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine

AIRPORT WATCH. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors the thermal scanner of passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DFA convenes emergency meeting on global spread of coronavirus

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:24 AM

(UPDATED) The Department of Foreign Affairs gives assurances its embassy and consulates general in China are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak

TAKE CAUTION. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors  passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020 amid the reports of  the 2010 novel coronavirus from China was spreading to other countries. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

3 coronavirus cases confirmed in France, first in Europe

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:41 AM

'You have to treat an epidemic as you treat a fire, quickly to locate the source and contain it as quickly as possible,' says a French health official

SCREENING. Health officers screen arriving passengers from China with thermal scanners at Changi International airport in Singapore on January 22, 2020 as authorities increased measure against coronavirus. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

U.S. confirms 2nd case of China virus, 50 under investigation

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:15 AM

The Chicago patient had traveled to Wuhan, China, in late December before returning to the US on January 13

PROTECTION. Passengers wear protective masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport, California, on January 22, 2020. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP