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19 new Covid-19 cases reported at Tokyo Olympics

Manila, July 23 -- At least 19 people involved in the organization of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the past 24 hours, a report published... Read More


World in early stages of Covid-19 third wave: WHO head

Manila, July 15 -- The world is currently in the early stages of a third wave, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday. In his opening remarks at the 8... Read More


Russia sees Asean as reliable ally amid global instability

Manila, July 7 -- Russia regards the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) as a reliable and predictable ally in an unstable geopolitical situation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sai... Read More


Too early to judge how dangerous Delta strain is

Manila, June 27 -- Experts have noted that the Delta coronavirus strain is more contagious. However, it is too early to say how dangerous it is, Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work at th... Read More


Killer-cop of George Floyd gets 22.5 years

Manila, June 26 -- Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced on Friday to 22.5 years for the murder of George Floyd, a death that touched off international outrage. Chauvin showed... Read More


Global Covid-19 case count down 6% in past week: WHO

Manila, June 23 -- Over 2.5 million novel coronavirus cases and over 64,000 deaths were registered worldwide in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its weekly bulletin released ... Read More


Moscow weekly Covid-19 cases hit all-time high

Manila, June 20 -- 9 cases surged by 51,853 this week, having reached a record high since the start of the pandemic, according to TASS estimates based on the anti-coronavirus crisis center's data. La... Read More


Sputnik V more effective vs. Delta strain than other vax: RDIF

Manila, June 16 -- The Sputnik V vaccine is more effective against the Delta strain of the coronavirus than any other vaccine that published results on that strain, the Russian Direct Investment Fund ... Read More


Worldwide Covid-19 infection tally exceeds 175 million

Manila, June 14 -- The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection worldwide has surpassed 175 million, increasing by more than 387,000 over the past 24 hours. According to the data ... Read More


Global Covid-19 case count down 13% in past week: WHO

Manila, June 2 -- Over 3.5 million novel coronavirus cases and over 78,000 deaths were registered worldwide in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its weekly bulletin released i... Read More