The medical community is sounding off the alarm on the burden caused by the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, particularly in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces.
President Rodrigo Duterte has accused Rappler CEO Maria Ressa of being a fraud and threatened to expose her.
Instead of assigning hospitals in Metro Manila to handle COVID-19 cases, why not designate at least one hospital in each region for the job?
China on Friday reported no new local cases of the deadly coronavirus for a second straight day, but its progress against the disease was confronted by another increase in imported infections.
A group of private hospitals in Metro Manila have asked the government to designate one or two hospitals as medical centers dedicated to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases to maximize resources amid the outbreak.
Vehicles entering the Philippine capital were stuck in kilometre-long queues Monday at checkpoints enforcing a quarantine aimed at curbing the nation's rising coronavirus cases.
The number of confirmed US coronavirus cases soared past 500 Sunday, including two further deaths, as President Donald Trump defended his administration's "perfectly coordinated" response to the epidemic.
South Korea confirmed 594 more coronavirus cases on Saturday, the biggest increase to date for the country and taking the national total to 2,931 infections with three additional deaths.
South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its total -- the highest in the world outside China -- to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Another 397 new cases were reported nationwide, down from nearly 900 officially reported Friday, bringing the total number of cases to over 76,000.
There have been no new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, in the Philippines, Malacañang said on Friday.
The UN health agency on Wednesday cautioned it was "way too early" to say whether COVID-19 might have peaked or when it might end, following a drop in new cases.
Parents lined up from sunrise holding sleeping infants as the Philippines launched a campaign on Monday to vaccinate millions of children against polio, which has re-emerged nearly two decades after the nation's last cases.
The Supreme Court has more than 8,000 pending cases in the backburner and each of the 15 magistrates have to finish more than one case per day just to meet its Constitutional duty to resolve cases within two years after filing.