PH among countries with highest COVID-19 Batangas
PH among countries with highest COVID-19 cases
November 15 – The Philippines remains in the list of countries with the most number of people infected by the coronavirus.
Based on the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, the Philippines has the second highest number of individuals infected by COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, with active 406,337 cases.
In addition, Indonesia with 463,007 cases outnumbered the Philippines’, and is the most infected country in Southeast Asia.
Despite the high total of cases, the government reports reflect only 35,478 active cases.
To date, the Department of Health (DOH) reports 363,068 recoveries and 7,791 deaths.
The University of the Philippines-OCTA Research team estimates the cases in the country to reach 425,000 to 440,00 by November 30.
Globally, the USA with 10,896,870 cases remains at the top of the list, followed by India with 8,773,479 and Brazil with 5,848,959.
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MarLiCa Art Gym reopens after long lockdown
By: Julius Antonio
Lipa City—MarLiCa Art Gym reopens its doors after 6 long months of lockdown
After Batangas was placed under general community quarantine (GCQ), a lot of business establishments and organizations have reopened, operating with only half of their usual workforce after months of lockdown. One of these organizations is the MarLiCa Art Gym which resumed operations on Sept. 18, after 6 months of quarantine.
MarLiCa Art Gym is an establishment offering free art lessons to the public. It is located in Inosluban, Lipa City.
The reopening of MarLica Art Gym is relevant to those who want to take some break from life's daily hassles. “No time to feel down in these COVID days,” said Dr. Carstensen, organization founder. More so, it provides an opportunity for aspiring artists in improving their skills and talent. Under the new normal, there are designated areas for people in line, observing mandated health protocols such as wearing facemasks and face shields.
“MarLiCa Art Gym was founded 20 years ago to give the public free access to materials and courses about basic drawing, painting, sculpting, mosaic making, pottery, and candle making for the young artists.”
Local gov’t issued photocopying machines to speed up learning modules production amid pandemic
The Office of Sto. Tomas City Mayor has lent its local teaching force 32 units of photocopying machines and 986 units of external HDD in order to speed up production and distribution of learning modules during this pandemic.
Said equipment sought to help students without internet connection and financial means to be given copies of learning materials. Distribution transpired through officers of the Department of Education (DepEd) residing in the City.
Currently, students are not allowed for face to face learning as a prevention for further spread of the infectious disease COVID 19.
Sto. Tomas, Mayor Edna P. Sanchez, along with Administrator Salvador Geling, Dr. Guillerma Bilog, and Dr. Olive Deocariza of DedEd Sto. Tomas -North and South Districts, directly returned the lent equipment to the Office of the City Mayor in Oct. 2.