By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Philippines health officials report in an update today that the COVID-19 case count has risen to 3246, including 152 deaths.
Of the total confirmed cases across the country, more than half are reported from from the National Capital Region (NCR).
The Department of Health announced twelve Chinese medical experts arrived in Manila today to share their learnings in handling COVID-19 cases with Filipino medical professionals.
However, Duque clarified that their tasks will be purely advisory. “It is really guiding how to improve, level-up our COVID-19 response, learn different levels of surveillance, risk-assessment, isolation strategies, detection through accurate testing, clinical case management, and non-pharmaceutical public health measures,” he added.Outbreak News Merchandise
The Chinese medical experts, together with DOH staff, are scheduled to visit RITM, the Lung Center of the Philippines, San Lazaro Hospital and quarantine facilities to train Filipino medical professionals. They will be here for 15 days or until April 19.
The Chinese experts also brought with them 5,000 PPEs, 300,000 surgical masks, 30,000 medical N95 masks, 5,000 medical protective face shields and 30 non-invasive ventilators from the Chinese Government.
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