Philippines eases lockdown measures World

Philippines eases lockdown measures

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on August 17 decided to ease lockdown measures in and around the capital Manila as his government promised a “refreshed” approach to fighting COVID-19 that includes intensified testing.
Philippines reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases World

Philippines reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 93,354 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,063 new cases on July 31, the highest single-day increase in confirmed cases since the highly-infectious disease emerged in the country in January.
Philippines sees record high in unemployment rate ASEAN

Philippines sees record high in unemployment rate

Unemployment in the Philippines soared to 17.7 percent in April, equivalent to around 7.3 million jobless Filipinos amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced on June 5.
Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 Politics

Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of ASEAN 2020, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 in Hanoi on April 14 morning.
Countries enhance measures against COVID-19 World

Countries enhance measures against COVID-19

A meeting of Thailand’s Covid-19 Administration Centre, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, approved a motion to postpone the Songkran holidays from April 13-15 to later dates.
Philippines locks down Manila to fight coronavirus World

Philippines locks down Manila to fight coronavirus

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on March 12 announced a halt on domestic land, sea and air travel to and from Manila, as well as a launch of community quarantine measures in what he called a "lockdown" of the capital to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2.