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British PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

LONDON— British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating but will still lead the government's response to the outbreak. "Over the last...
Manila vendors during quarantine

How Filipino celebrities, musicians are helping vulnerable sectors affected by the Luzon-wide quarantine

Local personalities from the entertainment and music industry are using their star power to help and support vulnerable sectors such as the urban poor...

Displaced by COVID-19 pandemic: Tragic tales of discrimination against health workers and frontliners

The Department of Health recently warned the public against discriminating health workers after testimonies of doctors and nurses being kicked out of their residences...

Can’t sleep and feeling anxious about coronavirus? You’re not alone

Shutterstock Olivia Fisher, Queensland University of Technology This is a confusing and, frankly, scary time for a lot of us. There’s so much contradictory information, and...
Prince Charles

Prince Charles didn’t jump the queue for COVID-19 test, says Palace

LONDON — Britain on Thursday said heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, who has coronavirus, did not jump the queue for a test because his symptoms and...
Person in laboratory

‘VIPs’ vs commoners: How fast do they get their COVID-19 test results?

While politicians and their kin get their results of COVID-19 infection in a timely manner, ordinary Filipinos including frontliners were reported to have passed...
Duterte signing GAA 2018

The ‘Bayanihan to Heal as One Act’ and what’s at stake in the law

President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the bill granting him special powers to address COVID-19 health crisis late Tuesday. The law called the Bayanihan to...
Checkpoint in Manila

Reports of harassment of women at checkpoints have reached the PNP

Some members of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines will face investigation for reported abuses while they are securing certain...
Koko Pimentel, COVID-19

Is compassion for everyone? DOJ asked over inaction on Pimentel’s protocol breach

The Department of Justice said that it will not yet investigate Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III until a formal complaint is filed despite breaching...

Worsening spread of COVID-19: How should Metro Manila handle it?

Old methods of emergency response no longer apply A surge of COVID-19 cases is expected to hit Metro Manila in the coming weeks and the...

Small funerals, online memorials and grieving from afar: the coronavirus is changing how we...

The coronavirus is not only affecting the way we live, it’s also dramatically affecting the way we die. In Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced...

Can Pimentel be held liable for breaching quarantine rules?

Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, the second senator who tested positive for COVID-19, breached the protocols of a hospital in Makati City after accompanying...
Twitter user

This is how Twitter fights disinformation and fake news amid COVID-19 outbreak

Microblogging platform Twitter is helping fight disinformation amid the COVID-19 outbreak by highlighting credible and authoritative information from authentic health experts, public officials, government...

Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

LONDON— Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in...
De Los Santos Medical Center

With a heavy heart, two more Metro Manila hospitals stop admission of COVID-19 patients...

Two more private hospitals in Metro Manila admitted that they can no longer admit COVID-19 positive patients as they have already reached the full...

Explainer: China’s symptom-free coronavirus carriers raise fears of new wave of infections

SHANGHAI— The existence of a substantial but unknown number of asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus in China has raised concerns among the public that people...
Duterte in March 24 briefing

Duterte’s latest COVID-19 national address caught Filipinos off-guard. Here’s why.

President Rodrigo Duterte might have made history when he almost delivered his latest briefing on COVID-19 on time, for the first time in recent...

Filipino artists pay homage to COVID-19 frontliners through artworks

The realities and struggles faced by COVID-19 frontliners have been translated into artworks by local artists. As of March 25, the Department of Health reported...

Coronavirus: what the 2009 swine flu pandemic can tell us about the weeks to...

COVID-19 cases as of March 22 2019. The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University The first documented case of COVID-19 is thought...
Special session of Congress for COVID-19

3 things that stuck out on the sidelines of Congress’ session on special powers...

Events that occurred because of and during the deliberations of the proposed measure to grant President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers in response to the...