The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that a coronavirus pandemic is under way in the Philippines.
It is the second pandemic in less than a month and there is a lot at stake for the country’s healthcare systems.
The coronaviruses are being detected in some areas, but there is still a large risk for infection, particularly in the rural areas where many people live.
“There is still concern in the country about viral spread and transmission of the virus in the population,” said Dr Richard Dutton, director of the World Health Organization (WHO).
“So we need to be vigilant, we need the public to stay vigilant and we need us to be alert, because we are in a very fragile period of time.”
In the Philippines, people are being tested for coronaviral fever at four sites: the countrys primary health centre, the national healthcare organisation, the provincial health agency and the national emergency operations centre.
WHO has also said that people who are diagnosed with coronavuris should seek urgent care, to be followed up by a health worker for at least 24 hours.
They can also get a blood test to check for COVID-19 antibodies, which are usually positive for COH-1.
However, if someone does not respond to these tests, or is positive for one or more other COHs, the person can be referred for testing.
People are also advised to wear protective clothing, such as masks and face masks.
In addition, it is important to stay in the same place and take care of yourself, the WHO said.
Read more about coronavuses:WHO says there are no immediate concerns for people who have not received any treatment, but that the public should be advised to follow the guidelines for healthcare workers and be cautious about getting close to people who may have been exposed.
For more information about the coronavide pandemic, you can visit the WHO website.