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Get all the germs out right away!
Amid the enhanced community quarantine, individuals are now required to wear a face mask when heading out to buy essential items. This guideline was previously imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. While surgical masks and
Here's a step-by-step guide.
As positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the Philippines ever since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived on our shores (a.k.a. the arrival of an infected Chinese national in the Metro in January), there was public clamor for mass testing. It is believed
These small things can really make a big difference.
Uncertain times like this COVID-19 pandemic can pose a great threat to our mental health. While we're fortunate enough to be able to live comfortably and safely at the confines of our homes, we're not exempted from the torments of our stress
President Rodrigo Duterte is offering reward money if you discover a cure for COVID-19.
President Rodrigo Duterte is offering up to P10 million as reward money for any Filipino citizen than can create or discover a vaccine against COVID-19, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a press briefing on April 21."Inanunsyo po ng Pangulo na siya
It could be the new normal.
Life as we know it has been changed by the coronavirus pandemic. Though that may seem like an exaggeration, a new study says current practices—social distancing, specifically—need to last until 2022.Researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health published the findings
A lot of people are experiencing the same thing.
For two weeks after the enhanced community quarantine was implemented, I wasn't sleeping properly. I tried to stick to my usual routine so my body clock wouldn't get messed up, but even that couldn't keep me from randomly waking up at night.
Now that we are all required to wear face masks in public, it's important to know why you should wear them.
At the start of the month, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease made wearing of face masks mandatory for anyone going outside during the enhanced community quarantine. But due to a shortage in personal protective equipment (PPEs),
If you haven't already picked up on that.
Many of us were still recovering from the Christmas season—in terms of working out and dieting, that is—when the coronavirus quarantine was announced. Yep, just like that, it's diet break season once again.If you're one of the better ones keeping the routine
"I was genuinely afraid I would die, because that is what it felt like.”
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it had been reported that the eldery and those with underlying health conditions are the most prone to the virus. This led to the early conclusion that perfectly healthy younger people had less to worry
The mask is eco-friendly, too!
Wearing a face mask when you go out is now a must for residents whose areas are under the enhanced community quarantine. But if you're having trouble finding one, then we have good news for you: You can order online and contribute
It's time for a trim!
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how the world functions. Governments had non-essential establishments closed and introduced curfew hours to control the spread of the disease. The World Health Organization also imposed that we observe "physical distancing" whenever we're out. Citizens around
Starting this Saturday, previously issued single and multiple-entry Japanese visas will be invalidated.
The Japanese government on Friday has decided to invalidate visas issued in the Philippines prior to March 27, 2020. This visa suspension starts on Saturday, March 28, following the public health crisis posed by COVID-19. On their official Facebook page, the Philippine Embassy
Listen up, universe!
Listen up, universe! Catriona Gray has an important announcement about the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's not something you should miss.Together with the Department of Health, the beauty queen created an informative guide to protecting yourself against COVID-19. It features essential virus prevention
For people who are in desperate need to socialize.
The World Health Organization does not want us to call it “social distancing.” Instead, it wants us to use the term “physical distancing,” emphasizing our need to stay connected with our family and friends.“It doesn't mean that socially we have to disconnect from
"If you guys do not win the battle out on the streets, we can never win the battle in the hospitals," says Dr. Daniel Luchangco.
A number of hospitals around Metro Manila have already reached full capacity due to the influx of confirmed COVID-19 cases and patients under investigation. Health care workers are being stretched to the limit and beyond, with a number of them now COVID-19 patients
You only need a few materials!
The skyrocket in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an unsettling fact: There is simply not enough supplies to provide for all our medical professionals. Luckily, there is a way to fight that shortage, and it
Don't have a mask yet?
Before anything else, we would like to remind you that a cloth mask is not enough to protect you from COVID-19. It can't be used as personal protective equipment (PPE), however, it is better than not wearing anything at all. The World
And why you really need to wash your hands for 20 seconds.
You’ve probably heard it a million times at this point, but in case you needed another reminder: Washing your hands is one of the most effective way to kill and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. You literally just have to get
"Although I'm better now, I would not wish this very uncomfortable illness on anyone."
In what seems like an endless stream of updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, we all find solace in hearing news of patient recoveries. Thing is, though we know that it's possible to recover, we don't often get a first-person account of what
And those that are...not so effective.
"My swimming pool has chlorine. Can I use swimming pool water as disinfectant?" These are just some of the desperate questions people are asking as grocery shelves run out of rubbing alcohol. The danger in these times lies in people turning to