March 31, 2020

Category: ANNOUNCEMENT

DOST: 6 Hospitals to Get Covid-19 Diagnostic Test Kits

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — HELP is on the way! A Filipino-made coronavirus diagnostic test kit, barring any unforeseen hitch, could be ready very soon for use by six hospitals. The other day the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) headed by […]

Covid-19: Urgent Action Needed in Conflict Zones, ICRC Says

Media Release: GENEVA (ICRC) – IT will be nearly impossible to fight Covid-19 in countries already devastated by conflict unless a concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is launched immediately, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. Plans to prevent and respond to the virus must urgently move forward before it […]

9,788 Pass DOST Scholarships for AY 2020-2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NEW SCHOLARS OF DOST-SEI!!! Media Release: A total of 9,788 graduating senior high school students will have a reason to celebrate as they clinch a slot in the country’s premier science scholarship programs – the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Scholarship Programs. Out of the total number of […]

Covid-19: Can it Be Airborne, Infect People?

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — THERE’s been debates, or at least discussions, or opinions, that SARS-CoV-2 can be spread and transmitted through the air. Just like the other viruses that infected persons transmits through their coughs or sneezes. The droplets or aerosols […]

U.S. Breaches 100,000 Covid-19 Virus Confirmed Infections

Updated with new figures, including Philippine setting, 2 p.m., March 28, 2020. By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — THE United States of America has breached the 0.1 million confirmed cases at 100,657 Covid-19 infections. All figures/statistics are from the Covid-19 Dashboard of the […]

IBM Supercomputers Join Global Fight versus Covid-19

Media Release: By DARIO GIL, Director of IBM Research AT IBM, I have the privilege of working with colleagues who have dedicated their lives and careers to advancing science and creating innovative technology that can be a force for progress in the world. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we have been working closely […]

Rizal Gov. ‘Nini’ Ynares Positive of Covid-19 Virus — Son

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — RIZAL Gov. Rebecca “Nini” Ynares has tested positive for Covid-19 virus. “…We wan to inform everybody that it has been confirmed that our Governor Nini Ynares is infected with Covid-19 virus,” said her son former Antipolo City […]

Crowd Store Finder Helps during Period of Covid-19 ECQ

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — CROWD STORE FINDER is here, a great help in these critical and trying times of Covid-19 pandemic. Award-winning tech-savvy millennial Trinmar Boado and his team have created an, what else, online app to help people look for […]

UAE Launches Mercy Mission in China for Arab Nationals

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs MANILA (SDN) — Through to its roots as humanitarian society, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has rescued 215 Arab nationals from Wuhan City, the epicenter of the 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Hubei province in China. This was learned from the UAE […]

ILO Says Covid-19 Could Eliminate 25-M Jobs

Media Release: GENEVA (ILO News) – The economic and labor crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labor Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened in the global financial crisis of 2008/9, then the […]