Fans urged to stay away from Olympic marathon over virus fears

Agence France Presse 07/08/2021

The public will be urged not to line the route of the Olympic marathon over fears that crowds of fans could spread the coronavirus, Tokyo 2020 organizers said Tuesday. With less than three weeks before the pandemic-postponed…

All aboard the Cambodian cafe train to nowhere

Agence France Presse 06/14/2021

PHNOM PENH — Train travel has largely ground to a halt in Cambodia due to the coronavirus but railway fans can still get their fix aboard a stationary carriage converted into a hipster cafe. The country has…

South Asia crosses 30 million COVID-19 cases as India battles second wave

Reuters 05/28/2021

BENGALURU — Coronavirus infections in the South Asia region surpassed 30 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally of official data, led by India which is struggling with a second COVID-19 wave and a vaccine shortage…

PH logs all-time high 7,103 new COVID-19 infections; active cases at 73,264

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The country hit on Friday its unprecedented single-day record of new COVID-19 infections with 7,103, driving nationwide active cases to 73,264. In its latest bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said the total number…

Are we fair to our health care workers?

Ernesto M. Pernia - @inquirerdotnet 03/15/2021

One major issue that came out loud and clear with the coronavirus pandemic is how woefully we have underinvested in our health system capacity, both over time and compared with our Asean neighbors. This largely explains our…

The race to vaccinate

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 03/14/2021

Experts of the current pandemic are basically looking at two things at the moment. The first is the emergence of alarming new variants of the coronavirus that are capable of sidestepping the immunity provided by vaccines and…

Jeremy Lin won’t ‘name, shame’ in racism claim

Agence France Presse 02/28/2021

Jeremy Lin said Saturday he won’t be “naming or shaming anyone” amid reports the NBA’s G League is investigating his claim he was called “coronavirus” during a game. “I know this will disappoint some of you but I’m…

G League probes ‘coronavirus’ claim by Jeremy Lin

Reuters 02/27/2021

The NBA’s G League has launched an investigation after Jeremy Lin said he was called “coronavirus” on the court, U.S. media said on Friday. Taiwanese-American Lin, who is part of the Golden State Warriors’ G League affiliate, Santa…

8 more Argao detainees COVID-19 positive; cases now 17

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Eight more detainees at the Argao Police Station got infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) bringing the number of infected persons at the station today at 17. Police Major Jeremie Sheila Gurtiza,…

Cebu man with UK variant now found negative for coronavirus – QC epidemiology chief

Consuelo Marquez 02/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The 35-year-old Cebu resident, who contracted the more contagious variant of Covid-19, has now tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the causative agent of severe respiratory disease Covid-19. This was revealed Friday by Dr.…

22 among 25 UK Covid-19 variant patients have recovered — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 02/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-two among the 25 patients in the country who were infected with the more transmisible UK variant of the new coronavirus have recovered, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. Health undersecretary Maria Rosario…

Rumors and fear dog Philippine plan for coronavirus vaccine drive

Reuters 01/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — In the Philippines, a country of 108 million, memories of a dengue vaccine that has been banned locally are putting people off the idea of coronavirus immunization even before the campaign begins. “Many kids…

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