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On March 19, 2020, there have been 202 confirmed cases of (COVID-19) in the Philippines. Of the 202 cases, 17 people were killed and 7 recovery recorded. The first case was confirmed on January 30, that a 38-year-old Chinese woman who is locked inside. The second case was confirmed on February 2, which is of a 44 year old Chinese man who died the day before, which was also the first confirmed death from the illness outside mainland China.

The first case of someone who had no history of overseas travel was confirmed on March 5, male 62 years frequented Muslim prayer room in ,, raised suspicions that community transmission COVID-19 is already underway in Philippines. The man’s wife confirmed infected COVID-19 on March 7, which is also the first local transmission were confirmed. The largest increase of the number of confirmed cases is on March 14, when 47 new cases were announced.

(RITM) in Metro Manila, is a medical facility where suspected cases are being tested for infection COVID-19 since Jan. 30, 2020. Before that date the confirmatory tests are made abroad.

Some of the measures put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines, including a travel ban to ,,, and. On March 7, 2020, (DOH) raised the “Code Red Sub-Level 1,” with recommendations to to impose “public health emergency” authorization DOH to mobilize resources for the procurement of safety equipment and the imposition of preventative quarantine. On March 9, the President issued Proclamation No. 922, declared the country under a public health emergency. On March 12, President Duterte declared “Code Red Sub-Level 2,” issued a partial lockdown in Metro Manila and extend class suspension metropolis’ until April 12 to prevent a national deployment COVID-19. Class suspension was extended until April 14 through memorandum circular issued by Malacañang on March 14. On March 16, the entire Luzon have been placed under “enhanced quarantine communities.” On March 17, President Duterte issued Proclamation No. 929, stated that the Philippines under a tentative for a period of six months.

The Philippine government has repatriated some people across different international locations, all of which were then quarantined inside.

The first case COVID-19 in the Philippines confirmed on January 30. The patient was diagnosed was a woman of 38 years to China, the origin of the disease, which arrived in Hong Kong on January 21 he was admitted in Manila on January 25 after he sought counseling because of a mild cough. At the time of the announcement of the confirmation, the Chinese women already.

The second case was confirmed on February 2, male Chinese 44 years who is a friend of the first case. his death on February 1, was the first recorded outside of China. He suffered with and.

On February 5, the DOH confirmed a third case in a Chinese woman of 60 years who flew to Hong Kong on January 20 before he went to where he consulted with a doctor at a private hospital on January 22, because fever and. Samples taken from patients on January 24 returned a negative result, but the DOH notified on February 3 that samples taken from patients on January 23, tested positive for the virus. Patients in recovery on Jan. 31 were allowed to return to China.

After a month without a new case, on March 6, the DOH announced two cases consisting of two Filipinos. One of them was a man of 48 years with a history of travel to Japan, back on February 25 and March 3. The other symptoms reported a man 60 years old with a history of hypertension and diabetes who are experiencing symptoms on February 25 and admitted to the hospital on the 1st March when he suffered pneumonia. He last visited a Muslim prayer hall in. The DOH confirms that five cases had no history of travel outside the Philippines and, therefore, the first case of local transmission. The sixth case was later confirmed that the 59-year woman who is the wife of the five cases. Health Ministry confirms that the fourth case is a lawyer who works for a multinational company while the fifth case is a resident. On March 8, it was confirmed that the United States, Taiwan, and two Filipinos were being treated for the virus. On March 9, the DOH announced10 more cases of the virus with an unnamed patient isolated in various hospitals. On the same day, President Duterte announced four more cases of San Juan, and. The last mentioned case finally clarified come from, still in the same province.

On March 16, the Senate Majority Leader confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19. Claiming he was asymptomatic, Zubiri interact with the speakers at the previously tested positive.

On March 17, the actor announced that he had contracted the virus. On the same day, Zubiri was told that he should be retested to ensure that its initial results are not a false positive.
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The first three confirmed cases in the Philippines involved foreigners. The first case was confirmed from outside the Philippines declared the Philippine national (DFA) on February 5, 2020-that of a cruise ship quarantined crew members off the coast of Japan.

On February 8, a Filipino in UAE diagonsed has a coronavirus.

On February 25, the DFA announced that the Philippines national living in Singapore is being treated at Once confirmed positive. Previously reported that the person is a permanent resident of Singapore. On February 29, a second case involving the Philippines was diagnosed positive in (NTFGH). On March 2, it was reported that another Filipino living in Singapore as a domestic helper was diagnosed with a coronavirus and treated at NTFGH. On March 4, Singapore announced that the first case of the Philippines has recovered from the virus.

On March 4, it was announced that the Philippines working in Hong Kong as an overseas worker tested positive for the virus and immediately placed in quarantine. Philippine consulate in Hong Kong has reported that two of Filipinos working in HK were diagnosed positive show no symptoms with one of them expected to be discharged soon.

On March 9, two Filipinos in Lebanon tested positive for the virus before they were placed under quarantine in Beirut.

On March 10, a Filipina from Italy confirmed the virus in Switzerland.

On March 11, three Filipinos in Singapore tested positive for the virus. All three have been to the Philippines recently with one of their visiting relatives with pneumonia. DOH also confirmed that six Filipinos aboard a cruise ship, which is anchored in, for quarantine, virus. DFA is currently awaiting approval for repatriation of Filipino citizens affected.

On March 13, a Filipina who works in New York as a diplomat with a confirmed positive for the virus, which causes the entire mission in the disinfected and closed for the day.

On March 14, two Filipinos working in Singapore were confirmed to have the virus and are being isolated and treated.

On March 15, it was reported that 77 Filipinos in Japan has recovered from a virus while three are still in the hospital. Two Filipinos in Singapore have recovered. Four in the UAE are in isolation. Reported in France that two Filipinos infected, but one of them has been recovered.

On March 18, a woman in the Philippines was reported to have tested positive for the virus. He had experienced mild symptoms and were placed under home quarantine.

There are 10 confirmed cases of foreign nationals who went to the Philippines on March 19.

Prior to January 30 there are no medical facilities in the country that can confirm cases of the virus. Prior to that date, (RITM) in initial tests conducted on suspected cases to determine whether they are infected with the coronavirus but could not detect a new strain on the patient. Samples from suspected cases with a coronavirus infection is confirmed to be sent abroad for the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory in Australia, for confirmatory testing specific to the strain.

In response to a pandemic following a suspected case cleared, RITM start the acquisition process and to conduct confirmatory tests in the country. On January 29, it was announced that the RITM has acquired confirmation kit can test case in this country. A laboratory for confirmatory tests become operational on January 30, is also developing a test kit for the virus and are negotiating with the DOH for the possibility of collaboration on the development of the kit.

A virus testing kits to be announced on February 4 has been developed by in. This kit was developed two weeks before the announcement and is subject to evaluation by the DOH. The equipment is testing kits and will be produced by Manila HealthTek. The (FDA) gave the product certificate of exemption on March 9 that allows it to be used under field validation to receive validation of the testing kits. The test kit is reportedly six times cheaper than foreign counterparts.

It also train personnel RITM four sub-national reference laboratory DOH to help them develop the ability to test samples of “patients investigated” (Puis). This laboratory at San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, Baguio General Hospital, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, and on. The DOH also allow private health facilities to seek accreditation testing.

RITM on February 26, reportedly was the purchase of 19,000 testing kits from overseas sources. Total testing kits on March 9 is about 2,000 from a high of 4,500 on an unspecified date. Government deficiency testing kits and prioritize individuals who show symptoms for testing. By March 9, 2020, a total of 2,000 tests have been conducted at a rate of 200 to 250 people were accommodated by tests per day.

DOH uses the term “patient under investigation” (Puis) to manage suspected and confirmed cases. Puis involved individuals who had a history of travel to Wuhan but on February 3, DOH has expanded the scope Puis to enter individuals who have a history of travel to any part of China.

On March 14, there were 912 Total Puis; 694 of which have been removed or denied entry (but still “under monitoring”), 209 currently admitted at the facility (including 56 confirmed cases), and eight died (only one of which is a case that has not been confirmed). Pui mortality was confirmed not only resulting from the coronavirus is that of a 29 year old Chinese national from Manila confined in the hospital who died of pneumonia as well.

, a member of the of Muntinlupa, called on (CAAP) on January 22, from Wuhan to Philippines suspend. operates direct flights from Wuhan to. under the program (Vua) “visa-upon-arrival” is now also denied to tourists from Wuhan. On January 24, the Philippine government decided to deport 135 people from Wuhan who arrived in the country through. There was a call for a temporary ban wider on people entering the country from anywhere in China. The move was supported by Senator ,,, and. The DOH and the President’s Office found there is an urgent need for the measure.

On January 31, all citizens of China and other affected areas in China enacted. Vua programs for tourists and Chinese businessmen also suspended. On February 2, introduced a ban on all foreign tourists who visit to China, Hong Kong and in the last 14 days; Filipinos and holders of permanent resident visas will be allowed in the state but subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine. The Philippine government also ordered a ban on travel to China, Hong Kong and Macau until further notice. On February 10, the ban was extended to incorporate but revoked on February 15 On February 14, the DOH announced that a risk assessment is done to determine whether Singapore will be placed under a travel ban. Philippine Foreign Secretary announced that he would not fully support any official travel ban to Singapore. The trip to South Korea banned for except for permanent residents, Philippines departing studies, and Overseas Filipino Workers returned to work on February 26.

has been banned by the crew or passenger disembarkation from the ship that has recently visited China, and suspend the right to visits from relatives and rights Filipino sailors boarding non-governmental organizations provide emotional and spiritual support to seafarers.

After the first transmission confirmation localized on March 7, the DOH raised the alert to Code Red Sub-Level 1. The Minister of Health and Senator Bong Go, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Population, Duterte advised the President to declare a state of emergency public health in the country, which will authorize the units of local government to employ management fund their local disaster risk reduction. Duterte issued Presidential Proclamation No. 922 on March 9, officially declared a public health emergency.

on March 9 issued a directive ordering retailers should only allow the sale of two bottles of each type of disinfectant per person as a measure against hoarding. In line with the declaration of a public health emergency, the department imposed a 60-day price freeze on basic commodities.

On March 16, the president signed Proclamation No. 929 declared a state of disaster in the country for a period of six months, bringing to the following effect:

(Philhealth) announced that it would provide 30 billion (US $ 581 million) worth of accredited health facilities in order to get the health care providers are required to efficiently respond to crisis. Philhealth also eased some of the policies on its members; was freed coverage of 45 days and a single period of confinement policy, while extending the payment deadline until the end of April and the period failed to claims from 60 days to at least 120 days. Additionally, Philhealth announced that Puis quarantined in accredited facilities are entitled to a basic health package ₱ 14,000 ($ 270), while those who tested positive for COVID-19 are entitled to a package recipient ₱ 32,000 ($ 580).

Given the rapidly increasing number of cases, representatives of the area proposed for a week to prevent the disease from spreading nationwide. Special Salceda proposed closures and public transport access to the area, in addition to suspension of classes and work. President Duterte initially rejected the proposal claiming it would “impede the flow of essential commodities”. Secretary Duque, however, raised the possibility of a lock on a given city or town if community-based transmission cases reported, but not the entire region.

On March 12, President Duterte announced a partial lockdown cover, which began on March 15 and will last until 14 April under a partial lockdown:

In addition, the President Duterte advised the local government unit outside the National Capital Region to implement quarantine people in the case where, in a certain level of local government, at least two COVID 19 cases are confirmed in lowering levels of jurisdiction ; for example, quarantine -wide should be implemented if at least two COVID 19 confirmed cases in different or in the same province, while the city / town-wide quarantine should be implemented if at least two COVID 19 cases were confirmed in different cities equal or municipality. local government units are also authorized to use the funds of their quick response to the declaration.

Cainta also initiated a partial lockdown on March 15, after three COVID-19 confirmed cases in the municipality. Governor announced that the province will be placed under quarantine the public from March 16 to 20, and will prohibit tourists entered during the quarantine period.

On March 16, President Duterte enact “enhanced” community quarantine covers the whole, which requires the following steps:

Steps Luzon also include areas that include the outlying islands of Palawan and Romblon ,,,.

On March 17, Chief Cabinet Secretary announced that the Office of the President, through the Inter-Agency Task Force Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, has lifted a 72 hour window that Overseas Filipino and foreign nationals departing the country from Luzon allowed. Thus, the outbound passengers were allowed to leave the Philippines any time during the period of “enhanced” quarantine society, but Filipinos are still prohibited from doing so.

The local government is also taking preventive measures against the pandemic. The local government closed all government-run tourist destinations in the municipality. The local government has also banned all foreigners coming from countries affected by the pandemic coronavirus as well as all individuals who allegedly have been infected with the virus of intelligence, and those who previously quarantined entering the island city. The mayor, in which case the fifth live, ordered the immediate supply of face masks and disinfectants in the area near the residence of the patient. the patient’s family, and neighbors, was placed under quarantine. Nieto suspended in Cainta class from 7 to 10 March.

Before the partial lockdown in Metro Manila declared on March 12, the President initially suspended classes in all levels in Metro Manila from March 10 to 14 after reaching a consensus with the Metro Manila Council (mayor of Metro Manila) for rapidly increasing number of cases especially in the regions. The mayor, who has been suspended classes in the city much earlier than Duterte, has appealed to to pass all students in town for the academic year.

After the declaration of a partial lockdown, which (MMDA) suspend enforcement, better known as the number coding scheme. On the eve of the lockdown Metro Manila, the MMDA announces imposition-wide area from 08:00 to 05:00 the next day to be observed during the lockdown, which is only “substantial movement” for the purchase of essential needs or in cases of emergency allowed during hours the. , Which is composed of mayors of Metro Manila, unanimously approved the imposition of curfew in the joint resolution. All of the local government, except for and, have adopted ordinances to impose a curfew in the cities respectively, effective March 20. In a joint resolution, the council also ordered the closure of shopping malls and other companies during the lockdown.

In order to address concerns about hoarding and essential goods, cities, Pasig, and each passed ordinances to limit the number of such goods or the individual establishments can buy. Valenzuela Mayor announced that 500-700-worth of vouchers will be issued to about 75,000 families Valenzuelaño that they can use to claim the important stuff in foodstuffs.

Marikina Mayor announced that the government would install drizzle and decontamination tents in public spaces in the city. Teodoro also announced that about 3,000 testing kits will be purchased and the Marikina will assemble the testing laboratory center, in partnership with the Manila Health Tech, to Puis test for COVID-19. Marikina government promised to provide households with free disinfecting solution.

Despite a moratorium on public mass transport during the “enhanced” quarantine community, city government deployed some transportation services for those released from quarantine, especially health professionals, government officials frontline, and providers of essential services. The government launched a free shuttle bus to doctors, nurses, and other employees of Ospital ng Makati, which runs between the hospital and the specific points in the city. Additionally, Makati Mayor announced that the tricycle drivers affected ₱ 2000 moratorium will receive initial financial assistance to cover the first two weeks of quarantine. Binay added that the same financial compensation will be given to the city jeepney driver. Marikina government also launched a free shuttle bus the same. Successfully appealed to the mayor to allow the operation of rickshaws and city bus service during the quarantine period.

Sotto has promised to provide good and government employees their full salary for the duration of the “enhanced” quarantine people in Luzon, while the front-line emergency workers will receive hazard and overtime pay. Pasig government also bought three used for disinfecting public spaces.

On March 13, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 59-20 which suspended classes in private institutions and public indefinitely and mandate school assignments officials / administrators and parents / guardians, which included adoption and participation in alternative measures for courses completed. On March 14, 2020, he signed Executive Order No. 60-20 that put the province under quarantine communities. The sequence is activated Task Force Salon-in, which previously instituted under Executive Order No. 51-20. Under the provisions of Executive Order No. 60-20, the Task Force in Salon-given authority over the province to refuse entry to certain individuals based on criteria specified in the order, and enforce checking individuals who wish to enter and the necessary clearance, support, quarantine, and monitoring , Executive order also includes provisions for:

In, issued Executive Order No. 12 and Executive Order No. 13, on March 12 and 13, 2020, respectively. Executive order mandated suspension of classes at all levels from March 13 to April 12, 2020 as well as the suspension of other school activities that involve the collection of a lot, in schools both public and private in the province.

On March 15, the province was placed under quarantine society through Executive Order No. 14 which restricts the movement of people to and from Ilocos Sur, mandates the establishment of checkpoints and conditions for transportation and travel, banned social gathering, push / flexible arrangement of alternative employment or suspension of employment, tourism suspended, banned hoarding, described the rules for business enterprises, and imposed a curfew.

The government started the repatriation of Filipino citizens in China on January 18 organized flights to repatriate Filipinos. On arrival in the Philippines, the individual undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

inside and is being considered as a possible site for the Philippines sent home quarantine. President Rodrigo Duterte said that the government may seize private property for conversion into quarantine sites. He then decided that the Athlete’s Village, which also has a clinic run by the quarantine will be used as the site for the Philippines discharged. locked down on 6 February in preparation for the arrival of repatriated. The first batch of Filipino repatriated arrived via charter flights in February 9. From the air base, designated bus transported them to a quarantine site in New Clark.

All 30 repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers in New Clark State received a clean bill of health and was released from quarantine on February 22 along with with ten other members of the DFA-DOH Emergency Response Team Health, six crew members, and three ground operators assisted in the repatriation process. During the quarantine period, there are no individuals who displayed symptoms of a woman giving birth.

There are about 150 Filipinos living in Wuhan alone, an estimated 40 to 50 of them have asked to be discharged.

On March 7, the Philippine government announced that the airlift operation will be launched to bring home 167 Filipinos who work in Macau.

The Philippine government announced on February 17 that it has started the process of repatriation on board quarantined off the coast of Yokohama result COVID-19 confirmed infections. 445 Filipinos (440 creatures become crew members and 5 passengers) were quarantined in New Clark City.
The repatriates arrived in the Philippines through two separate flights on February 25 and 26.

After completing the 14-day quarantine period, repatriated seafarers will be given assistance by (OWWA). Each will receive ₱ 10,000 from ₱ 20,000 OWWA and livelihood grants will be made available for Filipino sailors who choose to reside permanently in the Philippines.

Thirteen repatriates show symptoms after arrival but all tested negative for the COVID 19th.

On March 15, the (DFA) repatriated a total of 444 Filipinos (including 438 crew members and six passengers) of cRuise ship anchored inside. Repatriates arrived on March 16 in and transported to New Clark State for quarantine.

will begin to implement the “no-touch” policy during a meeting with President Duterte with politicians, journalists and visitors.

Some government officials, including President Duterte, choose to undergo self-quarantine after interacting with individuals confirmed to have COVID-19. It covers almost half of all the members, some members, mayor, and mayor. Senate Majority Leader tested positive for the virus. Some government facilities, including offices, which ,, and (which also hosts the Senate), as well as, temporarily closed for disinfection following the exposure of the officials who have interacted with COVID-19 patients.

Local flights and suspending flights between China and its territory (Macau and Hong Kong) and the Philippines from February 2.

The temporary closed on March 11 after one of his guests, a permanent resident of Singapore, were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19.

operator and Mall has imposed strict measures in malls to keep a larger volume of customers and employees. These include temperature checks at the entrance to the mall, the increased availability of alcohol and hand sanitizer dispensers and toilet disinfection that occur at smaller intervals. In accordance with government directives to observe measures, including some mall operators have implemented the “single-seat gap” policy in the cinema, where moviegoers are asked to sit one seat apart from each other. Following the imposition of MMDA on area-wide curfew during lockdown Metro Manila, mall operator Ayala Malls, SM Supermalls, and initially announced that it will shorten the operating hours of malls in the area, 11: 00-07: 00, in response. However, Metro Manila city government then passed a temporary closure order mandates the mall with the exception of essential services from March 16 “until further notice”, according to a joint resolution passed by the Metro Manila Council on the lock.

The telecommunication services in the country, and, secondly announced that it will offer its customers a free service during a pandemic; Globe will offer free unlimited internet connection in some hospitals in Metro Manila from March 13 to April 15, while Smart will offer to the government website issued an update and advice, as well as emergency hotline.

, the largest company in the Philippines in terms of revenue, announces that the facilities of food, fuel, and power plant will continue operations to provide essential services, in the middle of the “enhanced” quarantine people in Luzon. The president gave assurance company’s ability to produce adequate food supply and its commitment to continue to pay its employees.

, the country’s largest company in terms of assets, announced 2.4 billion (US $ 46.4 million) aid package for the employees of a subsidiary; package consists of salary continuation, lease justification for tenants affected by Ayala Malls, leave conversion, loan deferments, and measures other financial assistance.

After the declaration of an “enhanced” quarantine people in Luzon, a lot and the company has decided to implement the 30 to 90 days of payment deadlines for customers. The company covers ,,,, ,,,,,,, Globe Telecom and Smart Communications ,,,,,.

pledged to donate one million liters (260,000 US gal) disinfectant solution, denatured than 850,000 liters (220,000 US gal) of 96%, local health facilities and other front-line agencies through the DOH.

has published guidelines for the prevention of the pandemic through (CBCP). In January 2020, the CBCP has issued guidelines urging participants liturgical masses to “usual practice” acceptance of the hand, and avoid holding hands while praying “” Mass. As a spiritual act against the spread of disease, the CBCP has also developed a reed oratio (obligatory prayer) to be read out in bulk. In February 2020, the CBCP issued a second liturgical guidelines in anticipation of the season. The bishops suggested that during Ash Wednesday, ashes will be sprinkled on the head faithfuls’ is not customary marked foreheadtraffic to minimize contact with the body. CBCP also urged the public to refrain from kissing or touching the cross for respect for, especially the celebration. They suggested genuflection or bowing as an alternative to the practice.

On March 9, 2020 ,,, issued advising practitioners and members of the clergy experiencing flu-like symptoms to refrain from attending Mass or visiting churches, recommend them to watch the Mass on television or streaming online instead. Pabillo also ordered the provision of disinfectants in churches and chapels and barricading statues and sacred images to prevent people from holding or kissing them. The covering churches in the cities of Manila, Makati, San Juan, Mandaluyong, and Pasay (except in Villamor Air Base and Newport City) stop all public religious activities including Masses from March 14 to 20, 2020. The lawsuit followed by suspending all public mass and other religious meetings begin March 18, 2020 until further notice. The Archbishop has directed the live streaming of the Eucharist and other religious events through social media and broadcasting the Mass on television and radio.

directing missionary in the Philippines who are not assigned to the country’s indigenous to move out for a temporary assignment to another country. They were told to quarantine themselves in their new home for 14 days.

The Chinese government and the United States have pledged support for the Philippine government’s response to the COVID-19. China announced that it will donate medical supplies including 100,000 testing kits, 100,000 surgical masks, N95 masks 10,000, and 10,000 sets of personal protective equipment. Also promised the United States through a $ 2.7 million of assistance to help the Philippines develop an adequate testing capabilities, and ensure the availability of medical supplies through the USAID “on-the-ground partners”.

Philippines Council on Research and Development (PCHRD-DOST) Health on 7 February a plan to distribute confidential “functional foods” to help people with infections COVID-19 to combat this disease within a month. A “functional food” is explained by PCHRD-DOST as similar to how local herb used as a medicine known as a fight. Undisclosed functional foods already used for other diseases and is not a drug that requires registration with the FDA.

PCHRD-DOST as part of an intergovernmental committee proposes funding for screening antibodies against COVID-19 in blood specimens collected from COVID-19 Puis in the Philippines to help contribute to the international effort to understand the disease. However, no research-led government in the Philippines to develop a vaccine COVID-19.

DOH has issued a reminder that the Level 2 and 3 hospital can not deny the recognition of people suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 infection and denial of entry was a “violation Performance Commitment signed and will be handled by the appropriate” , the department said that the Level 2 and 3 hospitals can accommodate individuals with mild symptoms while COVID 19th individual in serious or critical condition may be transferred to one of three this DOH referral hospital; the RITM, in Quezon City and San Lazaro Hospital.

Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev Philippines announced that the Russian government offered to donate to the Russian-developed Philippine officials called “Cicloferon” claimed to have been cured of symptoms COVID-19 in patients with Russia. The FDA and the drug is said DOH has been classified as a treatment rather than cure.

On March 9, 2020, (PSE) index lost 457.77 points, or 6.76% since. The next day, the shares by 6.23% to ₱ 5,957.35, settling below 6000 benchmark level and enter the territory. Mining and oil industries are the most affected with a decline of 9.05%, followed by the 6.93% drop. PSE has been called up for the second time since its introduction in 2008 the size of halting trading for 15 minutes.

retail industry in the Philippines affected by the pandemic. According to the Retailers Association of the Philippines’ total retail environment “saw a decline of 30% to 50%. , The country’s largest retailer, saw a decline of 10% to 20% in domestic sales.

estimates that approximately 7,000 people may lose their jobs in the first half of 2020 due to the pandemic. Thisfollowing the decision of Philippine Airlines’ to lay off 300 workers due to losses caused by the pandemic. AirAsia Philippines also canceled its plans to debut on the Philippine Stock Exchange in 2020 and decided to focus on expanding domestic operations after the government ban on China and South Korea which threatens 30% of revenue. Employees Cebu Pacific, the largest airline in the country, compromised on a 10% pay cut to avoid layoffs.

(NEDA) revised its economic growth outlook for the Philippines in 2020 from 6.5% to 7.5% growth (GDP) registered by the end of 2019, with 5.5% to 6.5% growth GDP, following a pandemic. The NEDA cited a decrease in exports of services, especially tourism. also reduces the growth prospects for the country’s GDP, from 5.9% in 2019 to 4.9% after a pandemic.

DOH issued an advisor to the cancellation of large public events and mass gatherings, such as concerts, until further notice in an effort to minimize the risk of spreading the disease. This prompted several local and international artists either cancel or postpone their concerts are scheduled, including, and ,,,,,,,, ,,, players and fans meet.

local television network has suspended admit a live audience for their television shows, including a variety show and and. On March 13, both ABS-CBN and GMA announced that they would stop production on them as well as other entertainment programs on March 15. ABS-CBN introduced a program for primetime lineup while special programming featuring replays showed the old drama network.

On March 17, the network, and to suspend the regular program as the effects of “quarantine people improved” Luzon-wide. [] On the next day (March 18), was forced to go the air for 24 hours after the employee’s Worldwide Corporate Center, where the headquarters of the network is located, confirmed positive with COVID-19. scaled down its operations due to quarantine by delaying the morning show as well as the newsletter selected in (both temporarily replaced by a simulcast of). followed by temporary closing (GNTV) began March 19 and suspended by morning block GNTV March 20 will be broadcast by March 23th.

Lack of medical masks were reported in various parts of the country because of concerns over the pandemic. RITM director Celia Carlos urged the public against hoarding mask to ensure a sufficient supply of medical personnel directly dealing with patients suspected or confirmed to have the infection COVID-19. Department of Trade and Industry in cooperation with acting against reports of traders hoarding face masks and sale of said goods at high levels. DTI has also directed its Philippine International Trading Corp. to import 5 million masks from abroad. Medtecs International Corp. Ltd., the sole manufacturer of medical masks in the country, has committed to provide supplies to the government through the DTI.

Some of the ongoing sports leagues in the Philippines, like ,,,,,, and, discontinued. upcoming sports competitions organized by the state, in particular, and, to be postponed.

Regional qualifying games involving the national team of the Philippines are suspended; a home match against scheduled for February 20 at the rescheduled while and stop ‘s three remaining matches from to.

Some games, however, pushed through but played to prevent the spread of the virus among the spectators. Before the suspension of the Philippines Super League, three games on March 10 played on empty. On March 11, the local football team play their home games against behind closed doors.

Canceled sports leagues and tournaments in the Philippines because COVID 19th pandemic:

NEDA during a House of Representatives committee hearing said that the coronavirus pandemic will lose monthly ₱ 22.7 billion in tourism revenue and the impact of the pandemic could last about five to six months based on the past experience of the ,, and. During the flight 5200 covering a period of two months to be served by Air Carriers Association member airlines and the Philippines were canceled.

closed while their compound in Manila and all the museum branchs across the country. On March 13, the National Development Park Committee is also closed and the notice to be temporarily closed several sites, including, and more.

Here are canceled and postponed the festival for the 19th COVID ongoing pandemic:

Some misinformation has a spread via social media in the Philippines regarding the nature of the pandemic coronavirus. Among these hoaxes include:

The Department of Health has recommended that spread misinformation and unverified claims about the pandemic.

have taken action against the spread of misinformation related to the pandemic and has warned the public that the wrong information supplier may be imposed for violating Presidential Decree no. 90 to “declare local rumor, mongering and spreading false information”. In the case of misinformation circulating online, violators can be charged for breaking the Cybercrime Prevention Act which has a maximum penalty of imprisonment for 12 years.

According to the DOH, the first body cremation COVID confirmed 19 deaths in the Philippines has been hampered by the proliferation of misinformation.

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