April 30, 2020

Primer’s COVID-19 Daily Update: April 30, 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 p.m. today the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 276 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 8,488.

    DOH COVID-19 CASE BULLETIN #047As of 4PM today, April 30, 2020, the Department of Health reports 276 new cases…

    Department of Health (Philippines)さんの投稿 2020年4月30日木曜日

    DOH also reported 20 new recoveries and 10 new deaths resulting in a total of 1,043 recoveries and 568 mortalities.

    16-day-old baby is Philippines’ youngest COVID-19 survivor

    A 16-day-old baby is the youngest recorded COVID-19 survivor in the Philippines according to the DOH. In a Facebook post, the department has thanked the frontliners at the National Children’s Hospital for taking care of the baby for 11 days and successfully nursing him back to health.

    MEET OUR YOUNGEST COVID-19 SURVIVOR! 👶Meet BABY SURVIVOR, a 16-day old baby who conquered COVID-19! Our frontliners at…

    Department of Health (Philippines)さんの投稿 2020年4月29日水曜日

    “The DOH applauds our valiant healthcare team for this feat! We at the DOH commits to provide the needed health commodities and personal protective equipment as our health facilities accept patients of various ages,” the post said.

    Taguig City opens second drive-thru testing site

    The local government of Taguig City has opened a second drive-thru testing site at Bonifacio Global City following the launch of its groundbreaking COVID-19 drive-thru testing initiative at the Lakeshore Hall last week. The facility is set up at the Northeast Parking Area in front of Kidzania, beside CitiBank and IBM One World Place.

    𝐺𝑒𝑡 𝑡𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 5 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝐓𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐠 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐁𝐆𝐂 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞-𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐮 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞; 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐲-𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧…

    I Love Taguigさんの投稿 2020年4月29日水曜日

    During the first day of testing in BGC, 10 suspect COVID-19 cases were tested. Each test took only about 5 minutes to finish according to Taguig City’s official Facebook page.

    Supreme Court reschedules 2020 Bar exams to next year

    After the release of the 2019 Bar Examinations results yesterday, the Supreme Court has announced that it will be postponing this year’s Bar exams to sometime in 2021 “in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, as well as the social and economic disruption caused by the pandemic and the resulting enhanced community quarantine.”

    The bulletin also said the Supreme Court En Banc decided that the next bar examinations will be held in Manila and in Cebu City.


    Sources: DOH, Taguig City’s Facebook page, sc.judiciary.gov.ph

               
               
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