In a memorandum released last June 18, 2020 by the Office of the Provincial Administrator of Cebu City (Memorandum No. 36-2020), Provincial Administrator Noli Vincent Valencia strongly enjoined all Cebu Provincial Capitol employees to practice “tuob,” or a form of steam inhalation therapy commonly practiced as a home remedy for colds.
The Asia Society, a leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among institutions in US and Asia, has partnered with UN-SDSN Youth in its war against the COVID-19 infodemic through marketing and promotion of its projects, assistance with fundraising activities, and reaching out to donors, as well as featuring the organization through its platforms.
IBM Philippines partners with SDSN Youth in their campaign to provide trusted information about the COVID-19 situation in the country. With a shared interest in the use of technology for public good, IBM will assist SDSN Youth by providing the free of charge use for a limited time of IBM Watson Assistant for Citizens, including technical support and consultancy.
On June 19, the Department of Health (DOH) published their Daily Situationer of 30,023 cumulative positive test results. This number contradicts the increasing cumulative positive results trend in the country as the previous day’s Situationer declared 35,383 cumulative positive test results.
The Department of Health (DOH) in the Philippines warned the public that dexamethasone is not yet the cure for COVID-19 nor does it prevent anyone from getting infected by the virus. Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire clarified that the drug can only be used as supportive treatment for COVID-19 patients in critical condition.
It has been two weeks since the Philippine government eased the community quarantine status of various areas in the Philippines. With the easing of quarantine restrictions, there is a growing concern for the second wave of the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the country. While there may be fear of a second wave, some are convinced that we have yet to clear the first wave of infections. This begs the question: On what wave is COVID 19 really in the Philippines?