Day: May 24, 2020

Pagasa weather forecast: Hot, humid Monday with scattered rains, thunderstorms

MANILA, Philippines – Hot and humid weather conditions will prevail in most parts of the country on Monday, with some regions in Luzon expected to experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to a frontal system and the southwesterly windflow, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Pagasa, in […]

Duterte: Send home 24,000 quarantined OFWs in 1 week, expedite release of COVID test results 

The Philippine Coast Guard serves returning overseas Filipino workers and Filipino tourists at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on May 14, 2020. PCG photo MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has given the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the Department of Health (DOH) a week to send home […]

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil

WASHINGTON  — The White House on Sunday broadened its travel ban against countries hard-hit by the coronavirus by denying admission to foreigners who have been in Brazil during the two-week period before they hoped to enter the U.S. President Donald Trump points during a “Rolling to Remember Ceremony,” to honor the nation’s veterans and POW/MIA, […]

Downgrade of Metro Manila quarantine seen

WHERE’S YOUR PASS? Officers from the Philippine National Police check quarantine passes at a checkpoint in San Pedro, Laguna province. —EDWIN BACASMAS MANILA, Philippines — Quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila could be further loosened starting June 1 as the country pursues a phased return to economic activity after nearly three months of lockdown due to […]

Lockdowns restrict Eid celebrations

‘ONLY ALLAH KNOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING’ More than a hundred Maranaos gather in a mosque in Baloi, Lanao del Norte province, on Sunday. But the Golden Mosque (right photo) in Quiapo, Manila, is closed amid the continuing threat of the new coronavirus. —DIVINA SUSON/MARIANNE BERMUDEZ Muslims around the world began marking a somber Eid al-Fitr […]

Family designs disinfection unit for health workers

INNOVATION AMID CRISIS A health worker leaving the COVID ward of Philippine General Hospital steps into a modified disinfection unit (MDU) before undergoing the 31-step doffing procedure to remove his protective gear. —CATHY CAÑARES YAMSUAN MANILA, Philippines — Concern over the safety of loved ones who may be exposed to COVID-19 have inspired a family […]

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