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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...

Violinist plays while surgeons remove brain tumor

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

A patient at a British hospital played her violin while surgeons remove a tumor from her brain to preserve her ability to play music. 53-year-old Dagmar Turner played her violin during an operation on...

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...

Popularity of Japanese fugu to puff up ahead of Olympics

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

JAPAN (Reuters) – Inside the kitchen of Fukudokoro Sakai, a wholesaler across the road from a seafood market at the southern tip of the main island of Japan, the chef...

Global warming causing ‘irreversible’ mass melting in Antarctica says scientist

UNTV News   •   February 19, 2020

Global warming was leading to an “irreversible” mass melting of the Antarctic ice and purging carbon from the atmosphere was the only solution to slow the process, an Australian climate...

Libya talks suspended after rebels attack Tripoli port

UNTV News   •   February 19, 2020

Libya’s internationally recognized government on Tuesday (February 18) suspended talks hosted by the United Nations to halt warfare over the capital after eastern forces shelled Tripoli’s port, killing three people...

Britain heralds end of ‘cheap labour from Europe’ with Brexit immigration system

UNTV News   •   February 19, 2020

Britain will prioritize access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday (February 19), setting out its plans to put...

More passengers leave quarantined cruise ship in Japan to go home

UNTV News   •   February 19, 2020

Disembarkation of passengers on the virus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo continued on Wednesday (February 19), after a controversial two-week quarantine that saw more than 500 people infected with the...

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