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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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How provinces plan to emerge from 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 The province entered “Alert Level 3″ on June 8 in its five stage reopening plan. It means groups of up to 20 people are...

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Quebec, Saskatchewan and Manitoba easing more COVID-19 restrictions

Quebec, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are all easing more of the restrictions they implemented to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Quebec, which accounts for just over half of Canada’s COVID-19 cases, is reopening several sectors today, impacting the Montreal area in particular. Restaurants can open again in the greater Montreal and Joliette areas while indoor...

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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...

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Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended 30 days, until July 21

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and the United States will continue to limit non-essential travel between the two countries until at least July 21. Despite mounting pressure from business interests and border communities, however, Trudeau is offering no clues about how the border restrictions will be eased when the time finally comes. The...

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Covid-19 situation globally worsening: WHO chief

GENEVA – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said that although the situation of the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe is improving, globally it is worsening. According to Tedros, more than 100,000 cases have been reported to the WHO in nine of the past 10 days, and on June 7, more than 136,000...

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Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 400,000

The number of global novel coronavirus cases surpassed 6.91 million, while the death toll topped 400,000 mark, a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University showed. The data released Sunday showed that the worldwide number of recoveries exceeded 3.09 million. The US remains the worst-hit country with over 1.92 million infection cases, while the...