Philippines’ COVID-19 infections top 7,000 as country extends lockdown in Manila

Philippines’ COVID-19 infections top 7,000 as country extends lockdown in Manila

MANILA:¬†Philippine¬†Health Ministry on Friday (Apr 24) reported that confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have risen to more than 7,000. In a bulletin, the ministry recorded 211 new infections, 15 additional deaths and 40 more recoveries. It brought the total cases to 7,192,¬†477 deaths and recoveries to 762. Advertisement Advertisement President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday […]
Commentary: Even China is sticking to a semi-formal lockdown

Commentary: Even China is sticking to a semi-formal lockdown

NEW YORK CITY: If you think one lockdown is painful enough, imagine a second. It is too soon to gauge the lasting impact of putting the US economy into a deep freeze for weeks. But it will be very hard for consumers and businesses to shake off a lingering sense of...
Philippines extends Manila’s coronavirus lockdown to May 15

Philippines extends Manila’s coronavirus lockdown to May 15

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended until May 15 a lockdown in the capital Manila, his spokesman said on Friday (Apr 24), stretching to eight weeks one of the world’s strictest community quarantines to curb coronavirus infections. The...