Overview

  • The 2019 Novel Coronavirus belongs to a large family of coronaviruses that has never been encountered before.

  • Coronavirus is the same family of viruses that cause common colds, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, as well as diseases in farm animals and pets.

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in China has received a report of severe pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019.

  • The WHO named the 2019 nCoV disease as Coronavirus Disease 19 or COVID-19 and the microbe as the COVID-19 virus.

  • COVID-19 is transmitted when an infected person sneezes, coughs, or talks, sending tiny droplets into the air.

  • Tiny droplets from an infected person can be breathed in by people nearby or picked up by their hands then transferred when they touch their nose, mouth, or eyes.

  • Family members and healthcare workers attending to an infected person are most likely to get infected.

  • At a higher risk of getting COVID-19 are the elderly (people over 60 years old) and those with underlying medical conditions, such as: diabetes, heart disease, respiratory illness or high blood pressure, and those with weak immune systems.

Cases in the Philippines

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Best Health Practices

Know the Signs & Symptoms
Prevent Transmission
Protect Vulnerable and High-Risk Individuals
Make Your House Virus-Proof
What Should You Do If You Think You Have COVID-19?
How To Properly Disinfect Everything At Home
Coping With Stress During Coronavirus Outbreak
Help Children Cope with Stress During Coronavirus Outbreak

Fight Against Misinformation

Myth Busters
Being Smart In Sharing Information
How To Spot A Fake News Story

KDR TV

To provide tips and the latest updates about the coronavirus disease, Kuya Daniel Razon utilized his channel — KDR TV.

UNTV Hotlines

DIGITAL CLINIC

For any health-related concerns, you may call UNTV News and Rescue's 24/7 digital clinic hotline through the following numbers:

SERBISYONG BAYANIHAN

For assistance and other inquiries, you may call or text Serbisyong Bayanihan hotlines by the numbers provided below.

Government Contact Info

Trunkline
 727-7960 to 69
Public Assistance Center
 7890
Fax Number
 723-4925

Operation Center
 (02) 426-3812
Directorate for Operations Office
 (02) 376-0117

LGU Emergency Contact Info

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