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UP team launches web portal to aid public in fight vs. COVID-19

The University of the Philippines COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team has launched a web portal  to aid the public in fighting the coronavirus disease.

In a statement, the UP said the portal features a highly detailed map wherein users can zoom in or out to see street or satellite views of the general locations and numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospitals, quarantine checkpoints, and other pertinent data sourced from the UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) staff.

The map also sports a color-coded “heat map” showing which localized areas have the most (darker areas) and the least (brighter areas) number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Other pages of the website show COVID-19-related policies, advisories, resources, symptoms of the disease, charts, statistical data, and profiles of patients who have been investigated, tested, admitted, and treated in hospitals, including those who have died and those who have recovered from the disease.

Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, UPRI executive director, earlier said that the team members will be adding more information and functions to the website as more information become available to them.

The Philippines has recorded 2,311 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday. Of this number, 96 have died while 50 others recovered.

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Luzon under enhanced community quarantine which banned mass transportation and resulted in work stoppage in many sectors to prevent mass gathering. It will end on April 13. --Llanesca T. Panti/KBK, GMA News