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Palace: Spike in COVID-19 cases not due to failure of Luzon-wide quarantine

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Sunday dismissed criticisms that the enforced Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine is not effective in containing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the number of confirmed cases have surpassed the 1,000 mark. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the availability of testing kits and the establishment of more testing centers are behind the […]

Subways in Wuhan resume operations

Wearing masks, passengers enter the subway station in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, as the city resumes rail transportation after a two-month suspension, on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Ke Hao/ WUHAN — Wuhan in Hubei province, the city hit hardest by the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak on the Chinese mainland, resumed operations of its […]

S. Korean lake famous for cherry blossoms viewing to be shut down until mid-April to prevent COVID-19 infection

Seokchon Lake with cherry blossom trees in spring. Seoul Tourism Organization via The Korea Herald/Asia News Network SEOUL — Entrances to Seokchon Lake, a famous sightseeing destination for its cherry blossom trees that bloom in spring in Jamsil, southeastern Seoul, will be temporarily shut down until mid-April to prevent people from visiting the area during […]

San Juan City mayor to undergo self-quarantine

MANILA, Philippines — San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora said Sunday he will go into self-quarantine after a staffer tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “In the interest of public safety, I will be going on self-quarantine starting today March 29 up to April 11, 2020,” Zamora said in a statement. ADVERTISEMENT “I […]

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