Tag: coronavirus

New virus variant: Japan bans entry of foreigners

Japan on Monday suspended new entries of non-resident foreign nationals from “most of the world” as a precaution against a new variant of the coronavirus.

Travel ban mulled on countries with transmission of new strain

Travel restrictions would be considered as soon as a country reports community transmission of the new variant of SARS-COV-2, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Saturday. (File photo)

Duterte extends UK travel ban for another 2 weeks

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday extended the imposition of temporary travel ban on all flights from the United Kingdom (UK) following reports of a new variant of the SARS-COV-2 in the European nation. (File photo)

Elephant Santas spread virus awareness

Christmas and Thailand’s love of elephants combined Wednesday when four of the giant creatures dressed as Santa turned up at a school just outside Bangkok, complete with huge coronavirus masks. (AFP photo)

Extension of Bayanihan 2 funds’ availability gets House nod

The House of Representatives on Monday night approved on final reading a measure seeking to extend the availability of funds under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2). 

State university resumes operations after ‘lockdown’

The Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) has ordered non-teaching and administrative staff to return to work effective Tuesday, Dec. 15, after a week of “lockdown” due to an employee testing positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). (Contributed photo)

Duterte OKs pilot F2F classes in low-risk areas next month

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday approved the plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) to conduct pilot face-to-face (F2F) classes in select schools in areas with low-risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) for the whole month of January 2021. (File photo)

Genetic Variants Linked To Severe COVID-19

Scientists said Friday they had identified genetic variants that made patients more likely to develop severe COVID-19. (AFP photo)

417 displaced Zambo tourism workers to get gov’t aid

At least 417 tourism industry workers displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic are set to receive financial aid from the government. (PNA file photo)