International tourism to plunge up to 30% due to virus, says UN


The number of international tourist arrivals will fall by 20 to 30% in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, putting millions of jobs at risk, the World Tourism Organization said Friday. This revises sharply lower a forecast made earlier this month of a decline of just 1.0 to 3.0%. The drop in arrivals will lead to an estimated loss of $300 billion to $450 billion in international tourism receipts, almost one third of the $1.5 trillion generated in 2019, the Madrid-based United Nations body said in a statement. “Tourism is among the hardest hit of all economic sectors,” the body’s secretary general, Zurab Pololikashvili, said in the statement, adding “it is clear” that millions…

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Egypt expels Guardian reporter for challenging virus count


Egypt has expelled a correspondent for The Guardian over a report citing a study that challenged the official count of coronavirus cases in the Arab world’s most populous country, the British daily reported Thursday. The paper’s correspondent, Ruth Michaelson, left the country last week after Western diplomats informed her that Egyptian security services wanted her to leave “immediately,” the daily said. Michaelson had reported on unpublished research by Canadian infectious disease specialists estimating an outbreak size of over 19,000 cases in Egypt. The scientists had used data from early March when Egypt officially had only three confirmed cases, according to Michaelson’s re…

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Turete kay mister

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:00:05 +0000

    Hi Ms. Rica, Malapit na ako mainis sa asawa ko dahil sa quarantine na ‘to. Bigla kong naisip na hindi ko pala siya kaya makasama palagi. Pano ba ‘to? Suffocated   Hi Suffocated, Sobrang napapanahon ‘yang tanong mo. Sa totoo lang, madami kayong nagtatanong sa akin ng tips kung paano ba hindi mainis […]

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600 volunteer health workers join COVID fight

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 07:55:42 +0000

By ANALOU DE VERA The Department of Health yesterday said that more than 600 health workers have volunteered to join the government’s efforts against COVID-19. The DoH said that 690 health workers have signed up as volunteers. They are expected to help in manning the three COVID-19 referral centers in Metro Manila – Philippine General […]

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San Juan City Mayor Zamora on self-quarantine

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 07:45:24 +0000

  By JHON ALDRIN CASINAS San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora said yesterday that he is under  self-quarantine after one of his staff tested positive for COVID-19. “This morning at around 10 a.m., I was informed by our City Health Officer that one of my staff in the Mayor’s Office tested positive for COVID-19,” Zamora […]

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Tuguegarao mayor confirms Covid-19 community transmission

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:08:31 +0000

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: Mayor Jefferson Soriano has confirmed that there is now community transmission in the city as two health workers at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center tested positive of the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19). This prompted him to put Caritan Norte village on lockdown beginning on March 27. There are now 4 Covid-19 patients in […]

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