Day: June 15, 2020

As Europe reopens, Beijing outbreak shows need for vigilance

People walk with bags after shopping at the Selfridges department store in London, Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP) BERLIN — European countries reopened borders Monday after a three-month coronavirus shutdown, although international visitors are still being kept away and there was uncertainty over whether many Europeans will quickly embrace travel outside their home countries. Reopening […]

US revokes emergency use of drugs touted by Trump vs. virus

WASHINGTON  — U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause serious side effects. FILE – In this April 9, 2020 file photo, a chemist displays hydroxychloroquine tablets in New Delhi, India. U.S. regulators are revoking emergency […]

Online enrollment slows down in 2nd week

A teachers’ group has expressed alarm over a slowdown in enrollment during the second week of the monthlong remote registration in public schools, saying a continued decline could mean millions of students were being left out as the coronavirus disease reshapes the education environment.The Department of Education (DepEd) announced last Saturday that 10.5 million students […]

Meralco told: Scrap P 47 online fee

Manila Electric Co. (Meralc0) should encourage its customers to transact online, particularly by scrapping altogether the collection of a third-party convenience fee of P47 for every bill payment made through the Meralco Online platform, according to Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian. After drawing flak for the fee, Meralco earlier said its payment partners had agreed to refund […]

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