Posts Tagged Coronavirus

China tests its soft power in Southeast Asia amid coronavirus outbreak

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

China called for solidarity on Thursday (February 20) in a special meeting to discuss the coronavirus with Southeast Asian nations as it faces criticism for its handling of the outbreak...

Japan claims its actions over cruise ship are appropriate as public criticism grows

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

The Japanese government on Thursday (February 20) defended their efforts to tackle the novel coronavirus’s rapid spread and the quarantine operation that has sparked criticism of authorities just months before...

Fearing infection, residents protest against coronavirus evacuees landing in Ukraine

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

Residents in central Ukraine protested the arrival of a plane carrying evacuees from China’s Hubei province on Thursday (February 20), fearing they could be infected with the coronavirus despite authorities...

Fears grow in Seoul as South Korea confirms first death from coronavirus

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

Seoul residents said they were worried after South Korea reported on Wednesday (February 20) the first death in the country of a person infected with coronavirus. The country has recorded...

Front-line doctor says won’t back down until virus is stamped out

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

Liu Yuliang is one of the thousands of medical workers that have been sent from across the country to coronavirus-hit Hubei province. He normally works in the pulmonary and acute...

China posts sharp drop in new coronavirus cases after criteria change

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

Mainland China reported on Thursday (February 20) the lowest number of confirmed cases of a new coronavirus since late January, partly because of a change in diagnostic criteria for patients...

Use of Favilavir for coronavirus patients in PH should pass regulatory protocol – DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   February 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The manufacture of the anti-viral drug Favilavir has started in China after the government approved its use for the treatment of patients infected with the coronavirus disease...

Filipino maid tested positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong “in good condition”

Marje Pelayo   •   February 20, 2020

HONG KONG – The Philippine Consulate General’s office confirmed on Thursday (February 20) that the Filipino maid who contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now in stable condition. “Maganda ang...

Filipinos in Singapore cope with work adjustments amid coronavirus crisis

Marje Pelayo   •   February 20, 2020

SINGAPORE – Employers in the city-state are making arrangements with their workers to reduce the risk of community transmission of the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Filipino domestic helper Analyn Baculinao...

Overseas students form helpful volunteer group to offer assistance in Wuhan

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

CHINA (Reuters) – International students at a university in Wuhan City have formed a volunteer team to provide services for other students on campus since they are not allowed to...

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