Archive for January, 2020

DOH launches novel coronavirus-dedicated webpage

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Department of Health launched a page solely dedicated to information on the 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV. On its official website, the DOH added a page with [...]
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Philippines to create coronavirus hotline for Filipinos in China

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:02 AM

The dedicated hotline will provide accurate and timely information to Filipinos on Chinese social media and messaging platform WeChat Amid the global spread of the 2019 novel [...]
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Empowering refugees in the Philippines

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | ReliefWeb | 6:02 AM

The Philippines has a long history of extending its kindness to successive waves of refugees fleeing persecution since the end of World War I, and it continues to uphold this [...]
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Bangalore and Manila world’s worst cities for traffic

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

As everyone knows, driving would be much more fun if there weren’t so many cars on the road. Urban areas are bad for traffic but have you ever wondered where the worst [...]
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Philippines volcano: Restrictions lifted, thousands heading home

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

People forced from their homes by an erupting volcano in the Philippines earlier this month are slowly returning home after restrictions were lifted. More than 100,000 people [...]
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Jica extends help to victims of Taal Volcano eruption

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | ReliefWeb | 6:02 AM

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) is extending help to affected communities by the Taal Volcano eruption. Jica will turn over five (5) units of generators; [...]
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Philippines confirms first case of new coronavirushealth minister

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Philippines confirms first case of new coronavirushealth minister Philippine health officials have confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in the country. A [...]
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First Novel Coronavirus case in the Philippines confirmed

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Department of Health has confirmed the first case of the 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus or 2019 nCoV in the Philippines. The patient, said to be asymptomatic or displaying [...]
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‘Blind’ beggar found driving SUV, fined

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

Further to a story already reported by The Thaiger, a gambler, pretending to be a blind beggar to pay his debts, is blaming his daughter’s refusal to send him money. [...]
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China VOA halt mulled

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Tourism and Sports Ministry is pondering the cancellation of visas-on-arrival (VOAs) for Chinese travellers from areas most affected by the coronavirus, even as there are [...]
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Fiscal Policy Office trims outlook for 2019-20

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) has downgraded Thailand’s economic outlook to 2.8 percent this year and 2.5 percent last year after taking into account the impact of the [...]
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Government to extend ‘Chim Shop Chai’ in February

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The government is set to roll out a new phase of last year’s successful Chim Shop Chai (Eat Shop Spend) stimulus programme to promote domestic spending. The measure is [...]
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10 await coronavirus results in Phuket

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Ten patients were waiting for the results of their novel coronavirus tests on Thursday, but to date there have been no infections detected in this popular tourist province. [...]
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Thailand to screen tour guides for coronavirus

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thai health officials said on Wednesday they will start screening tourist sector workers for coronavirus as part of measures to control the spread of the new disease that has [...]
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Sixth patient discharged, 8 remain at hospital

31-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Another coronavirus-infected patient has been cleared, discharged and sent back to China, bringing the total number of cleared patients to six. Dr Sophon Iamsirithavorn, [...]
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