April 05, 2020

Primer’s COVID-19 Daily Update: April 5, 2020

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  • To keep you in the loop on the recent COVID-19 situation in the Philippines, Philippine Primer rounded up the latest updates you need to know:

    Number of cases

    As of 4:00 p.m. today, the Department of Health (DOH) has reported 152 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, raising the total number to 3,246.

    DOH COVID-19 CASE BULLETIN #0224:00PM, 5 April 2020UPDATES: As of 4:00PM today, the Department of Health reports 152…

    Department of Health (Philippines)さんの投稿 2020年4月5日日曜日

    DOH also reported 7 additional recoveries and new mortalities resulting in a total of 64 recoveries and 152 mortalities.

    Total cases of COVID-19 among OFWs total to 517

    The Department of Foreign Affairs reported that a total number of 517 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have contracted COVID-19. There are 52 confirmed cases in the Middle East, 182 cases in Europe, 215 cases in the Asia Pacific Region and 68 cases in America.

    Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines reported that as of today, 4 April 2020, a total of 517…

    PCOO Global Media Affairsさんの投稿 2020年4月4日土曜日

    List of COVID-19 testing laboratories are now accessible on Google and Waze

    The Department of Health (DOH) announced that the locations of COVID-19 testing laboratories are now listed on Google and Waze to make it easier for the public who require testing to find the nearest medical facility within their vicinity.

    LOOK! Locations of COVID-19 Testing laboratories now optimized in Google and Waze. #BeatCOVID19#WeHealAsOne#COVID19Ph

    Department of Health (Philippines)さんの投稿 2020年4月4日土曜日

    Camiguin records first case of COVID-19

    Camiguin Governor JJ Romualdo in a Facebook video announced the first case of COVID-19 in the city. The patient, who tested positive for the new coronavirus on March 3, was put under a mandatory 21-day quarantine. Additionally, the patient was learned to have traveled to Manila with the purpose of attending a conference.

    Camiguin COVID-19 UPDATE.

    JJ Romualdoさんの投稿 2020年4月4日土曜日

    The authorities were also informed that a lecturer who was present in the conference held in Manila, tested positive for COVID-19. Governor JJ Romualdo has instructed an immediate contact-tracing in order to prevent the further spread of the virus in Camiguin. He also reminded the residents of Camiguin to comply with the health protocols as they have insufficient materials should a huge number of cases appear.

    Province of Rizal under total lockdown

    In a statement released by the Provincial Government of Rizal, Governor Reynaldo H. San Juan Jr. announced that the entire province of Rizal will be on total lockdown starting tomorrow, April 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. until further notice.

    Lockdown sa Lalawigan ng RizalSa bisa ng Executive Order No. 14, series of 2020 na pinirmahan ni Acting Rizal Governor…

    Lalawigan ng Rizal (Official)さんの投稿 2020年4月4日土曜日

    All establishments and business operations in Rizal shall temporarily close with the exception of those offering basic necessities.


    Medical team from China arrives in Manila

    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in a Facebook post stated that the medical team from China consisting of 10 medical experts and two officials has already arrived in the country. They were welcomed by Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.

    NOW: Appreciation and gratitude for a neighbour’s support to our country’s fight against the pandemic. Sec @…

    Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippinesさんの投稿 2020年4月4日土曜日

    Moreover, it was also stated that the Chinese medical team has also brought with them medical supplies such as masks, respirators, ventilators, personal protective equipment and other anti-epidemic materials. They will also offer assistance by sharing technical advice to help combat and prevent the spread COVID-19.

    List of hospitals still accepting COVID-19 patients

    In a report by ABS-CBN, these are medical facilities still accepting PUI and COVID-19 patients:

    • Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center in Mandaluyong
    • San Juan De Dios Hospital in Pasay
    • Cardinal Santos Medical Center in Quezon City
    • World Citi Medical Center in Quezon City
    • Cruz-Rabe Hospital in Taguig
    • Medical Center Taguig
    • Medical Center Manila
    • Medical Center Muntinlupa
    • Alabang Medical Center
    • University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center

    DOH mandated government hospitals:

    •  Las Pinas General Hospital
    •  San Lorenzo Ruiz General Hospital in Malabon
    •  Valenzuela Medical Center
    •  Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center in Marikina
    •  Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa
    •  Rizal Medical Center in Pasig

    Other recommended hospitals: 

    •  Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila
    •  San Lazaro Hospital in Manila
    •  East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City
    •  Quirino Medical Center

    DOH Covid Referral Centers:

    •  The University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital
    •  Dr. Jose M. Rodriguez Medical Hospital

    Sources: Deparment of Health, Governor JJ Romualdo’s Facebook Page, Provincial Government of Rizal, Department of Foreign Affairs, Presidential Communications , PCOO Global Media Affairs, CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News

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