Coronavirus disease to become seasonal – UN

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:21:53 +0000

NEW YORK: Covid-19 appears likely to develop into a seasonal disease, the United Nations said Thursday, cautioning though against relaxing pandemic-related measures simply based on meteorological factors. More than a year after the novel coronavirus first surfaced in China, a number of mysteries still surround the spread of the disease that has killed nearly 2.7 […]

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Virus may never go away but could change into mild annoyance

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 03:26:12 +0000

NEW DELHI: What if Covid-19 never goes away? Experts say it’s likely that some version of the disease will linger for years. But what it will look like in the future is less clear. Will the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 2 million people worldwide, eventually be eliminated by a global vaccination campaign, […]

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Thai scientists catch bats to trace virus origins

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:28:07 +0000

KANCHANABURI, Thailand: Researchers in Thailand have been trekking though the countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky origins of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Initial research has already pointed to bats as the source of the virus that has afflicted more than 20.5 million people and caused the […]

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Brazil resumes publishing virus toll, criticizes WHO

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 08:37:58 +0000

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s government resumed publishing the country’s total death toll from the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, after facing accusations of trying to hide the magnitude of its raging health crisis. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s government had stopped publishing the total number of deaths from the new coronavirus Friday, saying it was adopting a […]

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Number coding still suspended next week — MMDA

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:56:59 +0000

THE number coding scheme in Metro Manila will remain suspended for next week even if the capital transitions to a more relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Saturday. “Number Coding Scheme is still lifted for next week, June 1 to 5, 2020,” MMDA spokesman Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago told […]

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Palace: Duterte back to Davao City amid easing of lockdown

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:43:26 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his hometown Davao City as Metro Manila is set to further ease its lockdown measures to the general community quarantine (GCQ). Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr., during a virtual press briefing on Saturday, said Duterte left for Davao on Friday to be with his family this weekend. “Kahapon po umalis […]

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Cebu City, Mandaue City to shift to GCQ on June 1

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:26:47 +0000

The cities of Cebu and Mandaue in Central Visayas will also shift to a more relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ) along with the rest of the region on June 1, Malacañang announced on Saturday. In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Emerging Infectious Diseases agreed […]

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Barbershops, salons allowed to re-open on June 7 – Palace

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:17:31 +0000

The government has now allowed the reopening of barbershops and salons  in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) beginning June 7, Malacañang announced on Saturday. In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the opening of barbershops and salons […]

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US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 07:29:36 +0000

HARTFORD, Connecticut: The US surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. “It’s a striking reminder of how dangerous […]

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EU readies trillion-euro aid plan as virus hammers Latin America

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 07:24:13 +0000

BRUSSELS: A one-trillion-euro recovery plan to get Europe back on its feet after the devastation wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic was set to be unveiled Wednesday, as badly hit Spain started 10 days of national mourning for its thousands of dead. The massive European proposal follows other unprecedented emergency measures introduced around the world to […]

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