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When the government is giving them for free.
A COVID-19 rapid test provided by your local government is usually free. But in some private hospitals, tests could fetch for P1,500 to as high as P6,500, which leads many people to ask why.Before you jump to assumptions, you must know that ...
 
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She even has some local doppelgangers, too!
In a research conducted by a mattress company, sleep was proven to be everyone's ultimate happy pill—provided that we get enough of it. However, the same study has shown that getting the typically recommended seven hours of sleep isn't enough.Turns out, there's such a ...
 
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Goku joins forces with John Wick, Batman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more.
An animator created the weirdest assembly of superheroes and fighters from different cinematic universes to fight COVID-19.In the 10-minute short film, Son Goku joins John Wick, Superman, Batman, The Witcher, John Cena, Sonic the Hedgehog, Thor, and Spider-Man, among others, in a ...
 
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It generates dates on when the pandemic will end for a particular country.
A projection using A.I. (artificial intelligence) technology by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has predictions on when the coronavirus pandemic will end, reports Mashable SEA.The projections are based on the use of A.I. technology and world data from Our ...
 
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We simplified the meaning of ECQ, lockdown, and partial lockdown.
Semantics surrounding quarantine has caused a lot of confusion among the public. First, the government declared a lockdown on March 15, but wanted media to use the term “community quarantine.” A few days later, it changed the rules and ordered a stricter ...
 
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It attacks the body’s powerful T-cells.
Sars-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic, turns out to be a very lethal virus. It has been discovered that it can destroy the body’s powerful T-cells, which are responsible for recognizing and destroying foreign invaders in the body.According to ...
 
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All residents will receive aid, regardless if they're not registered voters.
Pasig City is rolling out the largest cash aid relief effort in Metro Manila amid the COVID-19 crisis. In an interview with DZMM, Mayor Vico Sotto announced that the city will augment the cash aid from the national government so that all ...
 
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Disobedience has put the Philippines at risk.
Filipinos' failure to follow lockdown rules is rendering the months-long sacrifices of frontliners and compliant citizens useless. The Philippines was the first country in Asia to implement sweeping lockdowns across the capital and some of its regions, but the country has only seen ...
 
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Unbelievable.
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, it pays to be a germaphobe. But learn not only how to protect yourself but how to dispose of items like gloves properly. For starters, you should never leave used gloves on the floor or anywhere ...
 
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A roster of saints to call upon when plagues grow to biblical proportions.
The Catholic Church boasts of at least 10,000 saints in its holy records, with at least a hundred of them invoked for healing and protection against diseases, plagues, and pandemics.As people commemorate Holy Week amid COVID-19 pandemic, we present a roster of ...
 
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The ships can accommodate 1,500 patients.
2Go Group Inc. will convert two of its vessels into quarantine ships, which can accommodate 1,500 patients and will be operational come the third week of April.“2GO Shipping has agreed to convert two of its ships into ‘quarantine ships’ that can serve ...
 
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We aren't alone in this.
Well, that’s that. The Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine period and its accompanying public transportation ban and movement restrictions has been extended at least until April 30, 2020.Making the situation a harder pill to swallow is the fact that it’ll run its course ...
 
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It is a very smart virus.
At least 51 Koreans who were declared fully recovered and were sent home after testing negative for the coronavirus have tested positive once again, according to state news in South Korea.According to the state-operated Yonhap News Agency, the Korea Centers for Disease ...
 
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An extension will be based on five factors.
In his second weekly report on the status of the country since the passage of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, President Duterte did not confirm an extension of the month-long enhanced community quarantine, which is set to end on Sunday, ...
 
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U.P. has done it again.
More than a hundred RxBox units, which can measure and monitor several different patients' stats, were delivered to the Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday, March 31. These biomedical devices were developed by scientists ...
 
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Sadly, it's likely this will be the last time this generation will see it.
The Himalayan Mountain Range is one of the world’s longest mountain ranges, famous for having the world’s tallest mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest.Over the weekend, the world was treated to an exceedingly rare sight that has not been seen since World War ...
 
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Long live the Queen!
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, ruler of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations, delivered a rare and powerful speech calling for unity in the battle against COVID-19.Her words provided a much needed morale booster at a time when much of ...
 
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This is just heartbreaking.
A young Filipino nurse is dead after working a 12-hour shift at a hospital in the U.K.According to a report by the Daily Mail, John Alagos had been taking care of coronavirus patients at the Watford General Hospital when he fell ill. The ...
 
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A single microdroplet can harbor tens of thousands of copies of viruses.
The novel coronavirus has made us wary of all kinds of surfaces, including tabletops, doorknobs, smartphones, coins, and grocery carts. We cannot be entirely sure whether a surface has viruses or bacteria, so we disinfect anyway, even if we’ve already done that ...
 
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Imagine what a sneeze could produce.
Here's another good reason to cover your mouth and always have a disinfectant sprayer: Invisible microdroplets could be hanging around in the air or on surfaces.According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information or NCBI, a droplet larger than five micrometers will simply ...
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