Schools Advise Students, Faculty To Self-Quarantine If From China Trip


Here are the schools that released their advisories to their respective school communities. Several schools in Manila encouraged students and faculty to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine amid concerns over the fast-spreading 2019-nCoV. This, after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Here are the universities that released … Read more

Shares Fall On 2019-nCoV Economic Concerns, Gold Gains


Global equity markets on Friday, January 31, posted their biggest weekly and monthly loss on shares from August 2019 to January 2020. This, as growing concerns about the economic impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak in China sapped risk appetite and raised the safe-haven Japanese yen and Swiss franc. Yields on US debt fell … Read more

First Re-creation Of Coronavirus Outside China, Says Australian Scientists

Australian Scientists

A team of Australian scientists on Wednesday claimed that they have successfully developed a “lab-grown” version of coronavirus. The “lab-grown” version of coronavirus was the first to be recreated outside of China. Australian scientists from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne said that they would share their sample with the World … Read more

No Need To Suspend Classes in PH Due To Novel Coronavirus, Says DOH


The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday said that there’s no need to suspend classes in the Philippines due to Novel Coronavirus. According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque during a press conference at Malacañang that the DOH was “not aware of the reasons” of suspending classes. He added that the suspension of classes were also … Read more

Nepal Reports First Case Of China Coronavirus


An official in Kathmandu said on Friday that a student who went to Nepal from China was tested positive for China Coronavirus. Mahendra Shrestha, a Health Ministry spokesperson, told Reuters that a Nepali student was tested positive for China coronavirus. Mahendra said that the patient was studying in China. A ministry of health said in … Read more

SARS-like Virus: US Confirms First Case Of China Virus


The United States announced Tuesday its first case of a SARS-like virus as the death toll reached six in China and sickened hundreds. According to federal and state officials, a US-resident man was in good condition and approached authorities himself after reading about the SARS-like virus. Chris Spitters, a Washington state health official, said that … Read more