Posts Tagged Coronavirus

Filipino seafarers bear brunt of air travel bans due to novel coronavirus

Marje Pelayo   •   February 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has halted not only affected airline operations but also sea vessels. MV Diamond Princess, one of the two widest subclass of Grand-class...

DOH sees lapses in quarantine protocols on Diamond Princess

Marje Pelayo   •   February 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The cruise ship off the waters of Yokohama in Japan is considered the largest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) center off shore. From more than 3,000 crew members and...

WHO to governments on potential coronavirus pandemic: ‘It is time to prepare’

Marje Pelayo   •   February 27, 2020

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has now penetrated almost all continents in the world with Brazil as the latest country to report first positive case. With only Antarctica as the remaining coronavirus-free...

BSP grants regulatory relief for banks affected by ASF, COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 27, 2020

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will grant regulatory relief to banks and quasi banks (QBs) that sustained losses due to their clients being affected by the African Swine Fever...

COVID-19 inches into a global pandemic as Brazil confirms first case

Marje Pelayo   •   February 27, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The Brazilian government on Wednesday (February 26) confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), raising fear of a global pandemic as it penetrates...

DOLE urges firms to allow ‘work-from-home’ scheme to curb spread of novel coronavirus

Marje Pelayo   •   February 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is encouraging companies to allow telecommuting or ‘work-from-home’ services to help curb spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Based on record...

France ‘will run out’ of protective masks against coronavirus, warns Paris pharmacist

UNTV News   •   February 26, 2020

 Fear is spreading and markets are falling, said French newspapers on Tuesday morning (February 25) as the coronavirus outbreak in neighbouring Italy counted 283 cases and seven deaths, Europe’s worst...

Dozens allowed off virus-hit cruise ship in Japan show disease symptoms

UNTV News   •   February 26, 2020

A total of 45 passengers who were allowed to leave the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship moored at Yokohama Port have developed certain symptoms, according to a Japanese official on...

Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture to close all public elementary, junior high schools

UNTV News   •   February 26, 2020

The board of education in Japan’s northern Hokkaido prefecture will close all public elementary and junior high schools for a few days starting from Thursday (February 27). Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost...

Sixth person dies from coronavirus in Italy

UNTV News   •   February 26, 2020

A sixth person infected with the coronavirus has died in Italy, officials said on Monday (February 24). The government is battling to contain Europe’s worst outbreak of the illness and...


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