The UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team launches new features in, a web portal created to provide the public with vital information and tools in the fight against COVID-19. New resources to the dashboard include features that show Case Projections, the State of Transmissions in NCR based on LGU data, Municipal/City Density Map based on current active cases, and a Policy Sourcebook on COVID-19.

23 stranded UP mindanao students return to hometowns through inter-agency efforts

Twenty-three students of the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, who were stranded in the campus by the declaration of enhanced community quarantine, successfully returned to their respective hometowns starting Wednesday last week, May 6, following a tightly coordinated inter-agency operation. Ten more students are awaiting their turn.

Figure 1. Aggregate number of Covid-19 cases in NCR (red), numbering 7,736 as of May 25, 2020. Also shown are Covid-19 cases in NCR for validation (blue), currently at 1,498.

A group of researchers from the University of the Philippines publishes its eight forecast report on May 26, 2020, and recommends that the national government continue the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in NCR and consider the same in other high-risk areas.

The forecast report states that reproduction number R of NCR, which is oscillating at around 1.0 rather than showing a discernible decrease is a sign that it might be premature to relax the MECQ to GCQ. Given that the data received from DOH appears to have a lag, NCR remains a high-risk area.

UP Beta Sigma Fraternity - UP Visayas Chapter ramps up COVID-19 response, distributes medical supplies, sends relief in southern Iloilo

The UP Beta Sigma Fraternity – UP Visayas Chapter demonstrates community spirit through its active support of healthcare frontliners and local hospitals, local governments, as well as the UP Visayas community.

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