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World close to a million virus infections – WHO

A six-week-old baby died of COVID-19 and global agencies warned of food shortages as coronavirus infections around the world neared one million Wednesday. Governments expanded lockdowns to affect about half of the planet, with funeral parties banned in the Democratic Republic of Congo, New York locking up its famed street basketball courts and hard-hit Italy […]

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Duterte remains fit and healthy – Panelo

President Duterte has not been hospitalized and actually remains fit and healthy to perform his job as the country’s leader, Malacañang assured the public on Thursday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo has branded rumors of the President’s hospitalization as false news while reminding  the public to guard against peddlers of misinformation. “We have been informed that a false […]

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Markets allowed to operate for 12 hours

Supermarkets, pharmacies, and other retail establishments selling basic necessities can now operate up to a maximum of 12 hours to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the said places. In a virtual presser, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said establishments catering to the basic needs of the public are encouraged to extend their operating hours […]

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The Medical City on Thursday denied rumors that personal protective equipment (PPEs) were taken from its premises on Wednesday night. “There are news circulating that a raid of PPEs occurred in our premises on the evening of April 1. We deny this and encourage everyone to be careful in spreading unverified information,” the hospital said […]

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Asymptomatic drivers and crew of cargo delivery trucks should not be required to undergo a 14-day home quarantine, according to the government task force overseeing efforts against the coronavirus outbreak. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has issued the reminder to local government units and local health units not […]

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Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez is amenable to the proposed gradual or phased lifting of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to restore more essential businesses and allow workers to return to their jobs. Lopez has agreed with the sentiment of some business leaders on the modified lifting of the Luzon lockdown but recognized the […]

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