Day: June 27, 2020

Hundreds of Israelis protest in Jerusalem against Netanyahu

JERUSALEM  — Hundreds of Israelis protested Saturday evening against Benjamin Netanyahu outside his Jerusalem residence as the Israeli prime minister faces corruption charges. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israeli Chief Aviv Kochavi, wearing face masks attend a graduation ceremony for new pilots in Hatzerim air force base near the southern Israeli city of […]

Brazil signs deal to produce experimental virus vaccine

BRASILIA, Brazil  — The Brazilian government announced on Saturday an agreement with Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to produce a promising coronavirus vaccine that is undergoing tests. Welington Goncalves, right, sits next to his colleague as they wait to refill their tanks during a disinfection to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus […]

New PH Red Cross lab to boost testing for coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s testing capacity for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is expected to expand after the Philippine Red Cross formally opened on Saturday a molecular laboratory that can process up to 14,000 samples in a day. The new facility, located at the Red Cross’ former headquarters at Port Area, Manila, is equipped […]

Local governments again barring stranded folk

After new COVID-19 cases emerged outside the national capital in recent weeks, a number of local governments have closed their borders again, this time to residents and repatriated workers returning to their hometowns after being stranded in Metro Manila and elsewhere in the country. The provinces that are temporarily refusing to accept returning residents in […]

Sucat community quarantine extended to July 3

THE Muntinlupa City government has extended the extreme localized community quarantine (ELCQ) in Barangay Sucat due to rising coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among its residents. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed Executive Order No. 23, extending the lockdown in Zone 3 Interior, Sitio Pagkakasa in the abovementioned barangay (village) until 11:59 p.m. of July 3. The lockdown was initially imposed last June 13 and […]

738 infected on Saturday; total Covid cases reach 34,803

SEVEN hundred and thirty-eight people were added to the total number of Filipinos diagnosed with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, according to the Department of Health (DoH). Of the Saturday tally, 560 were fresh cases, which had results given three days after testing, and 178 were tagged as late cases, which had results given beyond four days. […]

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