Novak Djokovic shrugs off dad drama to reach 10th Australian Open final

Reuters 01/28/2023

MELBOURNE—-Novak Djokovic shrugged off controversy involving his father to reach a record-extending 10th Australian Open final on Friday and set up a blockbuster decider with Greek trailblazer Stefanos Tsitsipas and a battle for the world number one…

COVID in future history

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 01/25/2023

The 32nd-anniversary edition of my book “Rizal without the Overcoat” has two covers: both in striking red, identical except for the first run that has Rizal wearing a face mask, succeeding editions have him without a mask.…

Chinese pray for health in Lunar New Year as COVID death toll rises

Reuters 01/23/2023

BEIJING — China rang in the Lunar New Year on Sunday with its people praying for health after three years of stress and financial hardship under the pandemic, as officials reported almost 13,000 new deaths caused by…

90% of people in China province infected with COVID-19–official

Agence France Presse 01/09/2023

BEIJING — Almost 90 percent of people in China’s third most populous province have now been infected with Covid-19, a top official said Monday, as the country battles an unprecedented surge in cases. Kan Quancheng, director of…

China reopens borders in final farewell to zero-COVID

Reuters 01/09/2023

HONG KONG/BEIJING — Travelers streamed into China by air, land, and sea on Sunday, many eager for long-awaited reunions, as Beijing opened borders that have been all but shut since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After…

Travelers from China to face tighter PH quarantine rules

John Eric Mendoza 12/31/2022

MANILA, Philippines — In response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in China, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Friday that it would tighten its quarantine standards for visitors arriving from that country. “To strengthen its…

DOH sees no need to shut borders amid COVID-19 surge in China

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 12/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — There is no need for the country to shut or tighten its border control protocols amid the surging number of COVID-19 cases in China, Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge and Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on…

DOH-7 urges public to wear face masks this holiday season

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With large crowds expected in public places amid the holiday season going to the Sinulog Festival celebration in January 2023, a local health official in Central Visayas is encouraging the public to wear…

‘Christmask’ and other thoughts

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 12/16/2022

It has been all of three years. How time moved exceedingly slow during the three years of the COVID-19 pandemic that the world went through, that you and I endured and survived, but which millions did not.…

Over 600,000 remain unvaccinated in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More than 600,000 individuals in Central Visayas remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, local regional health officials said. As of December 4, the Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) recorded to have administered over…

Forced retreat

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 12/06/2022

It was my first, and I hope the last, time to get COVID, more than two years into the pandemic. I was going to title my column “To hell and back” but no, bad as it was,…

The spaces we inhabit

Jeromy Verayo - @inquirerdotnet 12/02/2022

Our relationship with the spaces we inhabit has transformed drastically over the last couple of years. The emergence of infectious diseases shaped our behavior and how we design our physical environment. COVID-19, in particular, tested the resilience…

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