Gov’t discourages home-based quarantine: Nograles

MANILA – The national government is now discouraging home-based quarantine for those who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to minimize the risk of transmission within households, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Sunday. Nograles, also co-chair of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), said the government will instead …

WHO names Novel Coronavirus as COVID-19

DAVAO CITY —The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday names the novel coronavirus as COVID-19. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the new name of the disease in Geneva on Tuesday “We now have a name for the disease and it’s COVID-19”.. COVID-19 means “co” stands for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”, …