Guadalupe to lift Sunday restrictions only if cases decrease

Morexette Marie Erram 01/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—As of January 24, 2021, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has already affected 30 out of the 85 sitios (sub-villages in English) of Barangay Guadalupe here. Because of this, village officials in Guadalupe are inclined…

In world of lockdown, video games abound

Agence France Presse 01/25/2021

BRUSSELS—You’re stuck in lockdown but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit a tropical island, a space station, or have games night with your friends. Certain video games have filled the need of the world’s confined for a…

A year after Wuhan lockdown, China reports small rise in Covid-19 cases

Reuters 01/23/2021

 SHANGHAI – China on Saturday reported a slight increase in new cases of Covid-19 as it marks the anniversary of the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, in the city of Wuhan where the disease emerged in late 2019.…

Despite rise in new cases, no lockdown in Cebu City

Morexette Marie Erram 01/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local officials here assured the public that no lockdown will be reimposed amid the increasing number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Monday, January 18, 2021, debunked reports…

The children, the children

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 01/06/2021

It happened one summer, some 60 years ago, when I was in a boat that nearly sank in a freak accident. We were four kids, with three adults — a boatman, an uncle, and my maternal stepgrandmother.…

Sleep loss, anxiety: Women suffered more from lockdown than men — study

AFP Relaxnews 12/24/2020

The effects of lockdown were different for men and women. A study conducted by Canadian researchers found that women suffered more from the period of social distancing associated with COVID-19, particularly in terms of sleep, anxiety, depression…

For the love of Baguio

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 12/18/2020

Baguio City — I was here just a week before the lockdown and my heart has pined for Baguio ever since, wondering when I can go back. When the Department of Tourism and the City of Baguio…

No city-wide lockdown in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite reviving stricter quarantine restrictions, Cebu City will not be implementing a city-wide lockdown, local officials here have assured. “We don’t want any lockdown… It brought hardship to us to our family and…

Italy’s PM reassures kids that Santa Claus won’t be locked down

11/13/2020

ROME, Italy – Father Christmas wears a mask and can travel the world thanks to a special permit, Italy’s prime minister said Thursday, November 12, 2020, to ease children’s fears that Santa Claus may also be under…

‘Lockdown’ is Collins Dictionary Word of the Year

AFP 11/10/2020

LONDON–Collins Dictionary said on Tuesday that “lockdown” is its Word of The Year in 2020 following a dramatic increase in usage during the spread of Covid-19. Lexicographers said they picked the word because it had become synonymous…

Lockdown making birdsongs ‘sexier’

AFP 09/26/2020

WASHINGTON — As the streets of San Francisco emptied out in the first months of the pandemic, the city’s male birds began singing more softly and improving their vocal range, making them “sexier” to females, according to…

Interventions eyed in Apas due to slight spike in cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Emergency Operations Center or EOC of Cebu City is preparing for interventions in Barangay Apas after new cases were recorded in the area for straight two days. On September 10, 2020, the…

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