April 10, 2020

Primer’s COVID-19 Daily Update: April 10, 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

    The Department of Health (DOH) has reported 119 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, raising the total number to 4,195.

    DOH COVID-19 CASE BULLETIN #027As of 4PM today, April 10, 2020, the Department of Health reports 119 new cases…

    Department of Health (Philippines)さんの投稿 2020年4月10日金曜日

    16 new recoveries and 18 additional mortalities were also recorded resulting in a total of 140 recoveries and 221 mortalities.

    Coast Guard implements “No-Sail Policy”

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced that starting today a “No-Sail Policy” will be implemented in Visayas. The suspension of sea travel and sea activities is a preventive measure to help stop the further spread of COVID-19.

    READ: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reiterates that the NO SAIL POLICY REMAINS IN EFFECT IN THE VISAYAS REGION, as a…

    Philippine Coast Guardさんの投稿 2020年4月9日木曜日

    The policy, however, still allows cargo vessels, fishing boats, tugboats, and government vessels to sail provided that the people on board are subject to stringent health protocols.

    Deployment of health workers abroad suspended

    The Philippines has suspended the deployment of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals abroad to prioritize the frontline against the pandemic. The suspension began to take effect on April 2, said Brigido Dulay, the Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concerns.

    The deployment ban covers the following professions:

    • Medical Doctors/Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Microbiologists
    • Molecular Biologists
    • Medical Technologists
    • Clinic Analysists
    • Respiratory Therapists
    • Pharmacists
    • Laboratory Technicians
    • X-ray/ radiologic Technicians
    • Nursing Assistants/Nursing aids
    • Operator of medical equipment
    • Supervisor of health services and personal care
    • Repairman of medical-hospital equipment

    Baguio records new case of COVID-19 after two weeks

    After nearly two weeks of no new recorded cases of COVID-19, Baguio City revealed that they have recorded its “first” COVID-19 case today. The city said that they are now conducting tracing operations to find those who might have come in contact with the patient.

    As of writing, Baguio City has 15 cases of COVID-19 with one mortality.

    Sources: The Philippine Coast GuardBrigado Dulay’s official Twitternews.abs-cbn.com, Department of Healthcnnphilippines.com

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