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A look at how provinces plan to emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown

Provinces and territories have been releasing plans for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is what some of the provinces have announced so far: Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador is joining the other Atlantic provinces in lifting travel restrictions within the region today, with an agreement that’s causing a...

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Philippines: Quarantine rules still in effect even sans Bayanihan law

As of June 27, 2020, the Philippines has recorded 34,803 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 9,430 recoveries and 1,236 deaths. MANILA – The nationwide quarantine protocols to stop the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) remain in effect even after Republic Act (RA) No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” has expired, Malacañang said on Saturday. In...

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250K quarantine passes in Cebu City suspended

CEBU CITY – Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday ordered the suspension of 250,000 enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) passes issued by the city government to residents here. The suspension took effect at 10 p.m. on Tuesday but with no definite period as to its effectivity. Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro, chief of the Police Regional Office...

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Philippines Covid-19 cases rise to 27,238; recoveries now 6,820

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reported 457 additional coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, raising the overall tally to 27,238. The DOH said 115 of the new cases are “late” or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 342 are “fresh cases” or results released since Monday. Of the fresh cases, 144...