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Japan To Take New Steps To Combat Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they would adopt new steps to combat the 2019 novel coronavirus.

The World Health Organization has declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a global health emergency. The outbreak began in Wuhan, China. There are thousands of confirmed cases globally.

The epicenter of the virus with more than 11 million people remains in lockdown. WHO called on all countries to take urgent measures to protect stop the deadly virus.

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Following a previous article, a Thai doctor claimed that he successfully two nCov patients. He said he used a combination of drugs to treat the patient. However, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease said there are still no confirmed or proven effective medication to treat the virus and it is likely to become a pandemic.

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Based on a report from GMA News, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that officials have started developing rapid diagnostic test kits for the coronavirus. He told the parliament that domestic inspections will be expanded to halt the spread of the Wuhan virus.

He said he will prioritize the people’s lives and health first because the crisis is changing every day.  

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In the Philippines, Malacañang Palace warned the public against the overpricing and hoarding of face masks. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo the violators will face appropriate sanctions. He also appealed to the manufacturers to produce more protective medical equipment amid coronavirus threat.

In a report, the companion of the coronavirus patient in the Philippines died due to the virus. The Department of Health (DOH) assured that they are implementing all that are needed to stop the virus from spreading.

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