Tag: COVID-19

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.

Metro Manila, 9 other areas remain under GCQ until Jan. 31

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night announced that Metro Manila and nine other areas in the country will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) status until January 31, 2021. (Presidential photo by King Rodriguez)

Mister Donut offers 90-day business trial franchise package

Mister Donut has launched a franchising scheme that gives franchisees a 90-day trial to test if their store locations will be profitable or not. 

Gig economy workers say they can no longer survive

Whether in Paris, Kuala Lumpur or California, gig economy workers fear they can no longer survive on meagre earnings from jobs that leave them increasingly vulnerable. (AFP photo)

Yahoo Year in Review: Philippines’ top searches in 2020

As the year draws to a close, Yahoo’s Year in Review 2020 takes a look at the top happenings, people, and trends that captured the interest of the Philippines’ online community in 2020. (Pixabay photo)

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)