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2-week MECQ crucial for more sustainable economic recovery – Chua

The government’s move to impose a stricter lockdown for two weeks will ensure a more “sustainable economic recovery” said the top official of the...

Philippine finance chief seeks to further reopen the economy

Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III seeks to further loosen movement curbs in the capital region to reignite an economy facing its deepest slump...

Quarantine is terrible, but it works

IN MARCH, many governments around the world imposed strict controls on human meetings and movement — “lockdowns” — to slow the spread of coronavirus. The pandemic’s curves were soon “flattened,” sparing health services from being overrun. Now, in China, Europe, the US, and elsewhere, authorities are cautiously relaxing the rules. Lockdowns have been costly, but they helped us avoid a far worse catastrophe.

Quarantines relaxed nationwide on June 1

THE country will be transitioning into more relaxed lockdowns starting June 1, with fewer restrictions on people’s movement and more outdoor activities and physical reporting to work allowed.

Working (out) from home? Four reasons to start exercising during the...

SparkUp’s fitness and lifestyle development columnist Ryan Fermin explains why the best thing you can do for your health and productivity during this quarantine period is to incorporate exercise into your workday.

Lawmakers looks into extending lockdown; Nomura warns of unrest without more...

THE possible extension of the Luzon lockdown looms with lawmakers looking into recommending it as the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines continue to rise, and the pandemic seems to not have reached its peak yet.

Eskwelabs offers free data science courses for Filipinos in quarantine

Eskwelabs is currently offering free data science courses for Filipinos who might benefit from upskilling from home.

13 more infected with COVID-19, bringing total to 230

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported that 13 more people have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, bringing the total to 230.

DoH designates PGH and Caloocan hospital as exclusively for COVID-19 patients

THE Department of Health (DoH) has ordered the designation of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) in Manila and the Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan as exclusive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hospitals, following the appeal of private hospitals for a unified approach to the pandemic.

DoH ready to repatriate Pinoys on virus-stricken cruise ship

THE Department of Health (DoH) said on Friday that repatriation measures are ready as they expect at least 460 Filipinos who had been quarantined for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on board cruise ship MV Diamond Princess to come home on Sunday.