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Senators Lacson and Angara said authorities should seriously look into the medical community's appeal to put Metro Manila back to stricter lockdown following the surge in COVID-19 cases. Senators Lacson and Angara said authorities should seriously look into the medical community's appeal to put Metro Manila back to stricter lockdown following the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Senators tell gov’t: Take medical workers’ ECQ plea ‘seriously’ | ABS-CBN News

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has again suggested people use petrol to disinfect their face masks, despite repeated warnings by experts and health officials not to do so. Mr Duterte made the comment during a national address on Friday as his country reported a new record 4,063 coronavirus infections, making it the worst-affected Southeast Asian nation forThe president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has again suggested people use petrol to disinfect their face masks, despite repeated warnings by experts and health officials not to do so. Mr

Philippines president Duterte tells citizens to clean masks with petrol: ‘I’m not joking’ | The Independent

The Philippines' leader doubled down on earlier claims - despite officials saying he was wrong.The Philippines' leader doubled down on earlier claims - despite officials saying he was wrong.

Rodrigo Duterte: 'I'm not joking - clean masks with petrol' - BBC News

President Rodrigo Duterte says cases of the virus remain too high for restrictions to be eased.President Rodrigo Duterte says cases of the virus remain too high for restrictions to be eased.

'Endure some more': Philippines extends coronavirus lockdown | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday announced that 20 million of the country’s poorest citizens will receive free COVID-19 vaccines, which he hoped would happen by December. The announcement came during Duterte’s address to the nation where he also spoke about the country’s planned “return to normal” by the end of the year, even though like the rest of theMANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday announced that 20 million of the country’s poorest citizens will receive free COVID-19 vaccines, which he hoped would happen by December. The

Philippine president pledges free coronavirus vaccines for poorest 20 million citizens | Arab News

 MANILA – Warning that the country’s healthcare system is on the brink of collapse, dozens of Philippine doctors’ and nurses’ groups urged the government on Saturday (Aug 1) to put Metropolitan Manila and the surrounding towns back on lockdown for at least two weeks.. Read more at straitstimes.com.SE Asia News - MANILA – Warning that the country’s healthcare system is on the brink of collapse, dozens of Philippine doctors’ and nurses’ groups urged the government on Saturday (Aug 1) to put

Doctors and nurses in the Philippines urge government to put Manila back on coronavirus lockdown, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Political science professor Aries Arugay told the Washington Post Duterte's government was a "one-trick pony."Political science professor Aries Arugay told the Washington Post Duterte's government was a "one-trick pony."

Philippines' police arrested 76,000 people for breaching lockdown - Business Insider

By Neil Jerome Morales MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ordered his coronavirus task force to address the concerns of more than a million doctors and nurses who called for reviving strict lockdowns after a third day of record infections. But the government cast doubt on the request of the frontline healthcare workers to revive strict lockdowns of the populous area in and around the capital Manila. In the largest call yet from medical experts to contain the virus, 80 groups representing 80,000 doctors and a million nurses, said the Philippines was losing the fight against COVID-19 and warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from soaring infections without tighter controls. Our health workers are burnt out with seemingly endless number of patients trooping to our hospitals for emergency care and admission, the group, led by the Philippine College of Physicians, said in a letter to the president, as the Southeast Asian nation recorded 4,963 infections of the coronavirus. We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19, it said. Healthcare workers, including microbiologists, infectious disease and public health experts, paediatricians and nurses, called for a two-week lockdown in Manila and provinces south of it until mid-August. Duterte ordered an interagency panel to act on these concerns immediately, the presidential palace said. Your voices have been heard, Duterte spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement. But Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the capital and nearby provinces cannot afford a return to lockdown, that people need to manage and live with the virus, which is here to stay, and that there are other ways to prevent its spread. Roque said the government was conducting a delicate balancing act between public health and the economic health of the nation. In mid-March, Duterte imposed one of the world's longest and strictest lockdown in the capital and other provinces to combat the virus. In an effort to revive the economy, restrictions were eased in June, allowing freer movement of people and the reopening of some businesses. But infections have since jumped fivefold to 98,232, with deaths more than doubling to 2,039. Manila and nearby provinces account for two-thirds of the Philippine economy, among the fastest-growing in Asia before the pandemic. (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by William Mallard)By Neil Jerome Morales MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ordered his coronavirus task force to address the concerns of more than a million doctors and nurses who called for reviving strict lockdowns after a third day of record infections. But the government cast doubt on the request of the frontline healthcare workers to revive strict lockdowns of the populous area in and around the capital Manila. In the largest call yet from medical experts to contain the virus, 80 groups representing 80,000 doctors and a million nurses, said the Philippines was losing the fight against COVID-19 and warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from soaring infections without tighter controls. "Our health workers are burnt out with seemingly endless number of patients trooping to our hospitals for emergency care and admission," the group, led by the Philippine College of Physicians, said in a letter to the president, as the Southeast Asian nation recorded 4,963 infections of the coronavirus. "We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19," it said. Healthcare workers, including microbiologists, infectious disease and public health experts, paediatricians and nurses, called for a two-week lockdown in Manila and provinces south of it until mid-August. Duterte ordered an interagency panel "to act on these concerns immediately," the presidential palace said. "Your voices have been heard," Duterte spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement. But Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the capital and nearby provinces cannot afford a return to lockdown, that people "need to manage and live with the virus, which is here to stay," and that there are other ways to prevent its spread. Roque said the government was conducting a "delicate balancing act between public health and the economic health of the nation." In mid-March, Duterte imposed one of the world's longest and strictest lockdown in the capital and other provinces to combat the virus. In an effort to revive the economy, restrictions were eased in June, allowing freer movement of people and the reopening of some businesses. But infections have since jumped fivefold to 98,232, with deaths more than doubling to 2,039. Manila and nearby provinces account for two-thirds of the Philippine economy, among the fastest-growing in Asia before the pandemic. (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by William Mallard)

Has anyone else noticed a strong correlation between “countries where Covid-19 misinformation proliferates readily” and “countries with strong autocratic tendencies”? Maybe it’s just the fumes getting to me, but I’m pretty sure Rodrigo Duterte told the 106 million Filipinos he ostensibly governs to huff gasoline.Has anyone else noticed a strong correlation between “countries where Covid-19 misinformation proliferates readily” and “countries with strong autocratic tendencies”? Maybe it’s just the fumes getting to me, but I’m pretty sure Rodrigo Duterte told the 106 million Filipinos he ostensibly governs to huff gasoline.

We Shouldn't Have to Say This But Gasoline Isn't a Disinfectant

Has anyone else noticed a strong correlation between “countries where Covid-19 misinformation proliferates readily” and “countries with strong autocratic tendencies”? Maybe it’s just the fumes getting to me, but I’m pretty sure Rodrigo Duterte told the 106 million Filipinos he ostensibly governs to huff gasoline.

We Shouldn't Have to Say This But Gasoline Isn't a Disinfectant

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks - and stressed that his advice was not a joke.Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks - and stressed that his advice was not a joke.

Philippines' Duterte recommends petrol to clean face masks, says 'not joking' - Reuters

President Rodrigo Duterte said he needed a vaccine against the coronavirus that caused the global COVID-19 pandemic before he could lay down the roadmap for the country’s recovery from the national health crisis.President Rodrigo Duterte said he needed a vaccine against the coronavirus that caused the global COVID-19 pandemic before he could lay down the roadmap for the country’s recovery from the national health crisis.

Duterte: Vaccine needed before recovery road map | Inquirer News

MANILA – Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Saturday reiterated the mindset of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to revive the economy while fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Amid the call of medical groups to place...MANILA – Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Saturday reiterated the mindset of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to revive the economy while fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Amid the call of medical groups to place...

No return to ECQ but address health workers’ concerns: Lopez | Philippine News Agency

(Updated 4:43 p.m.) Malacañang on Saturday said that President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to immediately act on the medical community's call to revert Mega Manila back to enhanced community quarantine while the country recalibrates its strategies against COVID-19.(Updated 4:43 p.m.) Malacañang on Saturday said that President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to immediately act on the medical community's call to revert Mega Manila back to enhanced community quarantine while the country recalibrates its strategies against COVID-19.

Duterte directs COVID-19 task force to act on ECQ call in Mega Manila | Philstar.com

President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, the policy-making body in the government’s COVID-19 response, 'to act on these concerns immediately.' President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, the policy-making body in the government’s COVID-19 response, 'to act on these concerns immediately.'

‘Pagod na pagod na kami’: Frontliners appeal for two-week ECQ in Mega Manila amid surge in coronavirus cases

President Dutertes foreign policy in his State of the Nation last July 7 was brief. It was also concise because he admitted that while we have contentious claims in the South China Sea, the truth is, China is in possession of many of the islands.President Dutertes foreign policy in his State of the Nation last July 7 was brief. It was also concise because he admitted that while we have contentious claims in the South China Sea, the truth is, China is in possession of many of the islands.

Duterte clarifies his foreign policy - Manila Standard

MORE than 40 medical societies in the country, led by the Philippine Medical Association, called on the government to go back to a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, as cases of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) continue to rise. In an open letter, Dr.Jose Santiago, PMA President, has asked President Rodrigo Duterte, National Task […]

Frontliners urge govt: Go back to ECQ – The Manila Times

President Rodrigo Du­­ter­te extended coronavirus restrictions in the capital until mid-August and said the country would be given priority in supplies if China made a breakthrough with a vaccine.President Rodrigo Du­­ter­te extended coronavirus restrictions in the capital until mid-August and said the country would be given priority in supplies if China made a breakthrough with a vaccine.

Duterte extends virus restrictions | The Star

The plea of the medical community to place the National Capital Region back under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) did not after all fall on deaf ears.The plea of the medical community to place the National Capital Region back under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) did not after all fall on deaf ears.

Duterte tells IATF to act on medical community’s plea for return to ECQ —Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte has doubled down on the suggestion after giving the shock instruction last week. He has insisted 'I am not joking' after repeating the claim on Friday.President Rodrigo Duterte has doubled down on the suggestion after giving the shock instruction last week. He has insisted 'I am not joking' after repeating the claim on Friday.

Philippines president tells poor people they can 'use petrol as a disinfectant' - Daily Star

Many hospitals in Metro Manila are in 'imminent danger of becoming overwhelmed' with COVID-19 patients in the next two weeks as surges of infections continue while designated beds are near capacity in the capital region, experts cautioned on Friday.Many hospitals in Metro Manila are in 'imminent danger of becoming overwhelmed' with COVID-19 patients in the next two weeks as surges of infections continue while designated beds are near capacity in the capital region, experts cautioned on Friday.

Metro Manila hospitals could be overwhelmed in the next two weeks as COVID-19 cases continue to surge, UP research team warns

PHILIPPINES’ President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered citizens to disinfect coronavirus masks with petrol if they can’t use alcohol. It’s the second time he has made the remarks but last week official…

Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte orders citizens to disinfect face masks with PETROL if they can't get alcohol

The Philippines reported Southeast Asia’s biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases for a second straight day on Friday.The Philippines reported Southeast Asia’s biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases for a second straight day on Friday.

‘Normality will return in December’: Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in Philippines — RT Newsline

P20B budget eyed for free COVID-19 vaccination program | BusinessWorld

President Duterte extends coronavirus restrictions in Manila until mid-August.President Duterte extends coronavirus restrictions in Manila until mid-August.

Philippines records new all-time high in Covid-19 cases, Southeast Asia's highest jump for second day - News | Khaleej Times

Doctors in the Philippines have appealed to the government to reimpose tighter movement restrictions in the area around Manila as coronavirus cases continue to surge.

Philippine Doctors Urge Time-Out as Coronavirus Cases Surge

It is the first time for cases in Metro Manila to exceed 2,000 in a single day. Total COVID-19 cases in the country now total 93,354.It is the first time for cases in Metro Manila to exceed 2,000 in a single day. Total COVID-19 cases in the country now total 93,354.

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President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Friday (July 31) that he is extending the implementation of general community quarantine(GCQ) in Metro Manila starting August 1 to 15.MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Friday (July 31) that he is again extending the implementation of  general community quarantine(GCQ) in Metro Manila starting August 1 to 15. Aside from the National Capital Region, the following areas are also placed under GCQ until August 15: Bulacan Batangas Cavite Laguna Rizal Cebu Province Lapu-Lapu […]

Duterte extends GCQ anew in Metro Manila until August 15 - UNTV News | UNTV News

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MANILA: The Philippine health ministry on Friday (Jul 31) confirmed 4,063 novel coronavirus infections, reporting the highest daily case increase ...MANILA: The Philippine health ministry on Friday (Jul 31) confirmed 4,063 novel coronavirus infections, reporting the highest daily case increase ...

Philippines records 4,063 new coronavirus cases, Southeast Asia's highest jump for second day - CNA

President Duterte has ordered the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to quickly act on the concerns of medical frontliners who appealed to place Mega Manila back under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

Duterte orders IATF to address concerns of medical frontliners - Manila Bulletin

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PBA News: PBA draws confidence from Duterte promise of a vaccine by yearend

New findings from the Octa research group of experts show a continued surge in cases and strain in critical care facilities if quarantine restrictions are not effectively implemented by the government New findings from the Octa research group of experts show a continued surge in cases and strain in critical care facilities if quarantine restrictions are not effectively implemented by the government

A coronavirus task force said it would impose lockdowns in areas with surging casesA coronavirus task force said it would impose lockdowns in areas with surging cases

Philippines extends COVID-19 restrictions, makes vaccine pledge | Philippines – Gulf News

The strongman leader's coronavirus TV addresses have reportedly had to be edited for coherence by his team.The strongman leader's coronavirus TV addresses have reportedly had to be edited for coherence by his team.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte tells poor to use petrol as disinfectant | Metro News

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Cebu City shifts to GCQCebu City shifts to GCQ

Cebu City shifts to GCQ - SUNSTAR

President Rodrigo Duterte said Metro Manila will remain under General Community Quarantine starting August 1.President Rodrigo Duterte said Metro Manila will remain under General Community Quarantine starting August 1.

Metro Manila, 9 other areas to remain under GCQ - Manila Standard Mobile

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ordered his coronavirus task force to address the concerns of more than a million doctors and nurses who called for reviving strict lockdowns after a third day of record infections. In the largest call yet from medical experts to contain the virus, 80Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ordered his coronavirus task force to address the concerns of more than a million doctors and nurses who called for reviving strict lockdowns after a third day of record infections. In the largest call yet from medical experts to contain the virus, 80

'Losing battle': Philippine doctors, nurses urge new COVID-19 lockdowns as infections surge

MANILA, July 31 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte today extended coronavirus restrictions in the capital Manila until mid-August and said the South-east Asian country would be given priority by China if supplies of a vaccine became available. The Philippines this month recorded South-east...MANILA, July 31 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte today extended coronavirus restrictions in the capital Manila until mid-August and said the South-east Asian country would be given priority by China if supplies of a vaccine became available. The Philippines this month recorded South-east...

Philippines extends virus restrictions, makes vaccine pledge | World | Malay Mail

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given his people some terrible advice on disinfecting their protective face masks - and he’s not joking.Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given his people some terrible advice on disinfecting their protective face masks - and he’s not joking.

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MANILA - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (July 31) told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks - and stressed that his advice was not a joke. The outspoken leader last week made a similar remark about using petrol on masks if cleaning agents were unavailable, which his spokesman said was a joke...MANILA - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (July 31) told his people they should use gasoline as a disinfectant for protective face masks - and stressed that his advice was not a joke. The outspoken leader last week made a similar remark about using petrol on masks if cleaning agents were unavailable, which his spokesman said was a joke...

'I'm not joking': Philippine President Duterte recommends petrol to clean face masks, Asia News - AsiaOne

The Philippines on Friday recorded its biggest daily jump in new cases for a second successive day, with 4,063 infectionsThe Philippines on Friday recorded its biggest daily jump in new cases for a second successive day, with 4,063 infections

'Losing battle': Philippine doctors, nurses urge new Covid-19 lockdowns: The Standard