US actor Tom Hanks, wife test positive for Covid-19

Award-winning American actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) amid the ongoing global outbreak of the disease. Hanks posted a statement on his Instagram account. Hanks and Wilson were in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s currently untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. … Read More

3 Pangasinan towns cancel classes amid coronavirus scare

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Classes in all levels, both in private and public schools in the towns of Lingayen, Bugallon and Mangatarem have been suspended for Tuesday as part of the local government units’ (LGU) precautionary measures against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In an advisory issued Monday, Bugallon town Mayor Priscilla Espino said the municipal government … Read More

DOH, PHO trace contacts of Aussie-based female with coronavirus

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Department of Health Ilocos regional office (DOH-1) and the Pangasinan Provincial Health Office (PHO) have identified and are monitoring some people who had close contact with an Australia-based Filipina who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a press conference Monday, PHO chief, Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa De Guzman said they … Read More

State of public health emergency declared in PH

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a proclamation formally declaring a state of public health emergency throughout the Philippines after the health department reported the first known local transmission of the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Duterte signed Proclamation 922 on March 8 to “capacitate government agencies and LGUs (local government units) to immediately act to … Read More

WHO urges gov’ts, companies, news orgs to spread Covid-19 facts

MANILA — World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday called on governments, companies, and news organizations to strengthen their efforts in spreading facts about the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to combat fake news about it worldwide. “Work with us to sound the appropriate level of alarm, without fanning the flames of … Read More