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Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Batangas, nearby areas

In its Earthquake Information bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake's epicenter is in Calatagan, Batangas.

Noncommunicable diseases ‘No. 1 death causers’: WHO

This is an increase from four of the 10 leading causes in 2000, says the new data covering the period from 2000 to 2019.

Lack of sleep makes body more vulnerable to infections

"Get enough sleep so that enough melatonin is secreted, do not smoke, do not use tobacco products, eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, exercise regularly," Turkish Kidney Foundation said in a statement on ways to strengthen the immune system.

DOH urges public to seek BHERTs’ help amid pandemic

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III emphasized that even though an individual is just experiencing mild symptoms, it is still important for them to stay at home and isolate. He also advised that, in such an occurrence, it is important to contact the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs), a community organization tasked in managing all Covid-related healthcare needs.

Gov’t to continue accepting contact tracer applicants: DILG

“What’s important to us is to fill up the slots and recruit the most number of contact tracers as provided in the Bayanihan 2 law so those who meet the deadline will immediately be processed but we will continue to accept applications until we have met our targets,” DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said in a statement.

‘Adverse reaction’ puts Covid-19 vaccine trial on hold

AstraZeneca spokeswoman Michele Meixell said: “As part of the ongoing randomized, controlled global trials of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine, our standard review process was triggered and we voluntarily paused vaccination to allow the review of safety data by an independent committee.”

Calapan LGU gears towards recovery amid pandemic

Among the accomplishments noted in the report include the Food Assistance Program of the city government to 50,000 households, Mobile Botika, and their partnership with the farmers for the delivery of agricultural products to household consumers as well as enforcement of laws and regulations in promoting public health and safety.

Pagdura sa mga pampublikong lugar bawal na sa Romblon

Ang nasabing ordinansa na ipinanukala ni Atty. Rachel Bañares ay naglalayong masiguro na hindi kakalat ang COVID-19 at iba pang sakit na napapasa sa pamamagitan ng pagdura.

Virus to shrink global tourism 60%-80% this year: UN

As tourism is one of the most labor-intensive sectors of the economy, the coronavirus crisis will put 100 million to 120 million direct tourism jobs at risk, the UNWTO said.

Intensified efforts needed to boost PH MICE amid pandemic

"Now more than ever, we must all close ranks and intensify our collective efforts to once again position the Philippines as a premier leisure and MICE destination," she said in the recent Global MICE Situationer in the Time of the Pandemic webinar where she delivered the welcome remarks.

Duterte places entire Luzon under ‘enhanced community quarantine’

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo bared this without giving any further details as Duterte is expected to make a public address on government measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Safe to conduct festivals, public events in PH: DOT

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat made the remarks after the Department of Health (DOH) earlier recommended the cancellation of big events and other mass gatherings amid the threats posed by the new coronavirus.