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THE presidential palace on Thursday threatened to put Manila and nearby cities back under a stricter lockdown if cases of the coronavirus that has sickened more than 61,000 and killed about 1,600 people in the Philippines continue to surge.
US LAWMAKERS have asked the government of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to repeal the country’s newly signed Anti-Terrorism Law, which they said arms the state to stifle dissent.
THE World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged Philippine hospitals not to admit patients showing mild or no symptoms of the coronavirus to avoid congestion.
SOME AREAS of the country might revert to a stricter lockdown this week after coronavirus infections topped 57,000 on Monday, while Manila and nearby cities would probably remain under a general lockdown, the government said on Monday.
THE Philippine government freed more than 40,000 prisoners during a 15-week lockdown amid the threat of a coronavirus outbreak in one of the world’s most cramped prisons.
THE Philippines will join various clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines worldwide to ensure it will get prioritized for supplies once a vaccine is found.
TWO MORE lawsuits have been filed at the Supreme Court (SC) questioning the legality of an expanded law against terror.
THE PHILIPPINES has lifted the ban on nonessential overseas travel as part of a plan to reboot the economy by relaxing lockdowns meant to contain a coronavirus pandemic, according to the presidential palace.
THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) on Tuesday apologized for mistakenly identifying some cities in Metro Manila as emerging hotspots for coronavirus infections.
LAWYERS’ groups and opposition lawmakers asked the Supreme Court on Monday to stop the government of President Rodrigo R. Duterte from enforcing a law expanding anti-terror crimes, saying the measure arms the state to stifle dissent and violate human rights.
THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 2,434 new coronavirus infections on Sunday — a record increase — bringing the total to 44,254.
THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 294 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 38,805.
THE Department of Justice (DoJ) issued a circular approving the rules implementing the criminal provisions of Republic Act No. 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act (PCA).
MANILA and nearby cities will remain under a general lockdown until July 15, while a strict lockdown in Cebu City, where there has been a surge in coronavirus infections will be kept, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said late Tuesday.
HEALTH authorities will send doctors to Cebu City, which has reverted to a strict lockdown, to help control a spike in coronavirus infections, according to the Department of Health (DoH).