COVID-19 Timeline

JANUARY 2020

Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COVID-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1 meter (3 feet).

World Health Organization
  • January 9, 2020

    Naitala ang unang kamatayang naiugnay sa 2019-nCoV sa Tsina (Ravelo & Jerving, 2020).

    The first death related to 2019-nCoV in China is documented (Ravelo & Jerving, 2020).

    Ravelo, J. L., Jerving, S. (2020). COVID-19 — a timeline of the coronavirus outbreak. DevEx. Retrieved from https://www.devex.com/news/covid-19-a-timeline-of-the-coronavirus-outbreak-96396

  • January 23, 2020

    Ang Manila International Airport Authority ay nagsimulang mag-ingat. Tinaasan ang dalas ng paglilinis o sanitation sa mga paliparan sa Metro Manila (Rappler, 2020).

    Manila International Airport Authority exercises caution. Sanitation is escalated in airports across Metro Manila (Rappler, 2020).

    Rappler. (2020). PH suspends flights to and from Wuhan, China, amid virus outbreak. Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/nation/250111-civil-aeronautics-board-miaa-tighten-security-measures-novel-coronavirus-outbreak

  • January 27, 2020

    14 na tao sa Pilipinas ay pinaghihinalaan na nahawaan ng sakit (CNN Philippines Staff, 2020). 

    (Aklan, Palawan, Cebu, Metro Manila)

    14 individuals are suspected for being infected across the Philippines (CNN Philippines Staff, 2020).

    (Aklan, Palawan, Cebu, Metro Manila)

    CNN Philippines Staff. (2020). 14 under probe for suspected coronavirus in PH. CNN Philippines. Retrieved from https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/1/27/Philippines-DOH-11-patients-under-investigation-coronavirus.html

  • January 28, 2020

    Ang mga mula sa Hubei Province, Tsina ay pinagbawalang makakuha ng visa upang makapasok ng Pilipinas (Tomacruz, 2020). 

    Pinagtipon ng Kagawaran ng Kalusugan (Department of Health) ang Inter-Agency Task Force para sa tugon sa sakit (DOH, 2020).

    Travelers from Hubei Province, China are made unable to receive visas to enter the Philippines (Tomacruz, 2020). 

    The Department of Health (DOH) convenes Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for response to virus (DOH, 2020).

    Tomacruz, S. (2020). PH suspends visa issuance for travelers from Hubei over coronavirus scare. Rappler. Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/nation/250465-philippines-suspends-visa-issuance-travelers-hubei-china-coronavirus-scare

    Department of Health. (2020). DOH convenes first Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the management of emerging infectious diseases meeting. Retrieved from https://www.doh.gov.ph/node/19270

  • January 29, 2020

    Nag-aatubili si Pangulong Duterte at Health Secretary Duque sa pagbabawal ng pagpasok ng mga galing sa Tsina. Ito raw ay nagpapahiwatig ng pagbubukod ng Tsina (Peralta, 2020). 

    Ayon kay Health Secretary Duque, nailatag na ang mga hakbang upang masubaybayan ang sakit (Peralta, 2020). 

    Ang isang pasyenteng nagmula sa Tsina na nasa San Lazaro Hospital sa Maynila ay namatay dahil sa pulmonya o pneumonia (Gregorio, 2020). Ang pasyenteng ito ay pinag-iimbestigahan para sa 2019-nCoV.

    Ang mga test para sa 2019-nCoV ay maaari nang magawa sa Pilipinas (Paris, 2020).

    President Duterte and Health Secretary Duque are reluctant to ban flights coming in from China, as this would imply the singling out of the country (Peralta, 2020). 

    According to Health Secreatry Duque, measures to monitor the virus have been mounted (Peralta, 2020).

    A patient from China staying in San Lazaro Hospital in Manila being investigated for 2019-nCoV dies from pneumonia (Gregorio, 2020). 

    Tests for 2019-nCoV may now be done in the Philippines (Paris, 2020).

    Peralta, J. (2020). Duterte not keen on banning travel to China amid coronavirus scare. CNN Philippines. Retrieved from https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/1/29/duterte-on-china-travel-ban.html

    Gregorio, X. (2020). San Lazaro Hospital patient dies of pneumonia, was under observation for coronavirus. CNN Philippines. Retrieved from https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/1/29/Wuhan-coronavirus-investigation-death-Philippines.html

    Paris, J. (2020). Philippines now has capability to test samples for novel coronavirus – Duque. Rappler. Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/nation/250501-duque-says-philippines-now-has-capability-test-samples-novel-coronavirus

  • January 30, 2020

    Ang isang babae mula sa Wuhan, Tsina ay nagpositibo para sa 2019-nCoV. Siya ang unang naitalang kaso sa Pilipinas (Gregorio, 2020).

    Idineklara ng World Health Organization ang novel coronavirus bilang public health emergency of international concern (Gallegos, 2020).

    A Chinese female who came from Wuhan tests positive for 2019-nCoV, the first in the Philippines (Gregorio, 2020). 

    The novel coronavirus is declared by the World Health Organization as a public health emergency of international concern (Gallegos, 2020).

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    Gregorio, X. (2020). Philippines confirms first case of novel coronavirus. Rappler. Retrieved from https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/1/30/Philippines-coronavirus-case.html

    Gallegos, A. (2020). WHO declares public health emergency for novel coronavirus. Medscape Medical News. Retrieved from https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/924596

  • January 31, 2020

    Ang mga manlalakbay mula sa Hubei Province, Tsina ay pinagbawalan pumasok sa Pilipinas. Ito ay tugon ni Pangulong Duterte sa gitna ng pag-akit ng publiko at ng iba pang mga senador (CNN Philippines Staff, 2020).

    Travelers from the Hubei Province, China are barred from entering the Philippines, a response from President Duterte amid clamor from the public and from senators (CNN Philippines Staff, 2020).

    PH CASESPH DEATHSPH RECOVERIES
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    CNN Philippines Staff. (2020). Duterte orders travel ban from China province amid coronavirus scare. CNN Philippines. Retrieved from https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/1/31/Philippines-novel-coronavirus-China-travel-ban.html