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National government officials met on Saturday evening to discuss the call of the medical community to return to stricter quarantine measures amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.National government officials met on Saturday evening to discuss the call of the medical community to return to stricter quarantine measures amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.

Gov't tackles health workers' concerns

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

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

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

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, Aug 1 — Dozens of doctors’ groups todayy warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients. Eighty medical associations representing tens of thousands of...MANILA, Aug 1 — Dozens of doctors’ groups todayy warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients. Eighty medical associations representing tens of thousands of...

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte | World | Malay Mail

 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

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. The outspoken leader last week made a similar remark about using petrol on masks if cleaning agents were unavailable, whichPhilippines 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. The outspoken leader last week made a similar remark about using petrol on masks if cleaning agents were unavailable, which

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

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.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.

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

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)

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

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MANILA – Malacañang on Saturday assured that the government would take into consideration the recommendations of various stakeholders to stop the further transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the...MANILA – Malacañang on Saturday assured that the government would take into consideration the recommendations of various stakeholders to stop the further transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the...

Gov’t to consider stakeholders’ proposals to boost Covid-19 fight | Philippine News Agency

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea convened with Cabinet officials Saturday night to discuss the concerns raised by the local medical community earlier in the day calling for Metro Manila to be put under stricter lockdown measures.   Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea convened with Cabinet officials Saturday night to discuss the concerns raised by the local medical community earlier in the day calling for Metro Manila to be put under stricter lockdown measures.  

Cabinet, COVID-19 task force meet to address medical community’s ‘concerns’ | ABS-CBN News

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

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

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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

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

Key members of President Duterte's Cabinet and some members of the COVID-19 task force met Saturday night to address the concerns of medical frontliners, Malacañang said.

Duterte Cabinet meets to address concerns of health workers - Manila Bulletin

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

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

Metro Manila remains under GCQ | BusinessWorld

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

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

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

Quarantine measures are eased in Cebu City as cases continue to slow down in the Queen City of the SouthQuarantine measures are eased in Cebu City as cases continue to slow down in the Queen City of the South

Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines, has once again said that people of their country should disinfect their fa…Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines, has once again said that people of their country should disinfect their face masks with petrol. This time, he said he was not joking. Last week, President Duterte…

President Duterte Tells Citizens To Clean Masks With Petrol And Says He Is Not Joking

Metro Manila will remain under the general community quarantine despite the continued spike in COVID-19 cases, President Rodrigo Duterte said in a televised address aired Friday.Metro Manila will remain under the general community quarantine despite the continued spike in COVID-19 cases, President Rodrigo Duterte said in a televised address aired Friday.

Metro Manila stays under GCQ; Cebu City now also under GCQ

More than a million Philippine doctors and nurses, saying the country was losing the fight against COVID19, urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday to reimpose strict lockdown in and around Manila.More than a million Philippine doctors and nurses, saying the country was losing the fight against COVID19, urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday to reimpose strict lockdown in and around Manila.

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

MANILA — 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.MANILA — 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.

‘NOT JOKING’: Philippines’ Duterte recommends harmful way to clean face masks | Canoe

MANILA — 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.MANILA — 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.

‘NOT JOKING’: Philippines’ Duterte recommends harmful way to clean face masks | Canoe

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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