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Incoming flights temporarily banned in Philippines

MANILA (Asia) – The Philippines barred incoming passenger flights from Sunday morning for one week to contain the spread of the coronavirus and help reduce pressure on quarantine facilities housing thousands of Filipino repatriates, officials said on Sunday. “This decision is meant to decongest our quarantine facilities to protect our people by preventing the
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Total coronavirus cases in the Philippines approach 9,000

MANILA (Asia) – The Philippines recorded 156 new coronavirus cases and 24 more deaths, which brings the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 8,928 and the death toll to 603. 40 more individuals had recovered from coronavirus infections, bringing the recoveries to 1,124. (Photos syndicated via Reuters)This story has been edited by […]
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Coronavirus death toll in the Philippines crosses 500

MANILA (Asia) – The health ministry of the Philippines on Sunday reported seven new coronavirus fatalities. This takes up the country’s death toll to 501. 285 new cases have been recorded in the Philippines, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed coronavirus infections to 7,579. A total of 862 patients diagnosed with the coronavirus have […]