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  • 3 months Easing of Metro Manila quarantine restrictions after July 15 unlikely – Roque Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday, July 13, that it was unlikely Metro Manila will be downgraded to a lower quarantine level after July 15, citing recent data that showed the capital region could not yet reopen further.  Roque made the remark in a press ... more
  • 3 months World hunger worsening as coronavirus weighs and obesity rises – U.N. Rappler
    ROME, Italy – Nearly 1 in 9 people in the world are going hungry , with the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating already worsening trends this year, according to a United Nations report published Monday, July 13. Economic slowdowns and climate-related shocks are pushing more people into hunger, while nutritious ... more
  • 3 months Kosovo’s Thaci quizzed by war crimes prosecutors Rappler
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Kosovo President Hashim Thaci arrived on Monday, July 13, for questioning by war crimes prosecutors in The Hague, saying that "nobody can rewrite history" over his role in the 1990s war. Thaci, 52, was indicted by a special tribunal in late June for  war crimes  and crimes against humanity in the 1998-99 conflict with Serbia that won the ... more
  • 3 months Three things we learned from the Premier League weekend Rappler
    LONDON, UK – Chelsea's defensive frailties reawakened the race for a place in the Champions League next season as a 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United gave the chasing pack hope of a late season collapse. Fourth-placed Leicester also collapsed from leading 1-0 to lose 4-1 at Bournemouth to bring Wolves and ... more
  • 3 months China rejects Philippines’ call to comply with Hague ruling Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – China on Monday, July 13, refused to heed the Philippines' recent call to comply with the 2016 Hague ruling , once again rejecting the historic award as "illegal and invalid." The Chinese embassy in the Philippines said it has "taken note" of the statement Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro ... more
  • 3 months SBMA extends grace period for rents, business fees Rappler
    ZAMBALES, Philippines – Business locators in the Subic Freeport received yet another relief from the effects of the coronavirus lockdown when the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) extended the suspension of rentals and other payments due since the start of Luzon's enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in March.  SBMA Chairman and ... more
  • 3 months Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies in South Africa Rappler
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon  Nelson Mandela  has died aged 59, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday, July 13. Daughter to Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, she was South Africa's ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death. "Ambassador Mandela passed away in the early hours of ... ... more
  • 3 months AFP renames key positions, military chief gets additional designation Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has renamed key positions and added a new designation for the military chief as part of efforts to make the institution "more responsive to current and future non-conventional threats," a military spokesperson said on Monday, July 13. The AFP chief ... more
  • 3 months Coronavirus immunity may disappear within months – study Rappler
    PARIS, France – Patients who recover from coronavirus infections may lose their immunity to reinfection within months, according to research released on Monday, July 13, that experts said could have a "significant" influence on how governments manage the pandemic. In the first study of its kind, a team led by researchers from King's College London examined the ... more
  • 3 months IMF predicts worst Middle East downturn in half century Rappler
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday, July 13, again sharply lowered its Middle East and North Africa economic forecast , to its lowest level in 50 years, over the "twin shock" of the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices . The region's economy ... more
  • 3 months Jazz 2020 playoff preview: Spida’s tangled web Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – In a span of a few days, the Utah Jazz became one of the most talked-about teams in recent NBA history. No, it was not because of their good 41-24 record as a 4th seed in the tough Western Conference, nor was it due to Donovan "Spida" Mitchell's ... more
  • 3 months Israel court rejects Amnesty petition against spyware firm NSO Rappler
    JERUSALEM – An Israeli court on Monday, July 13, rejected a bid by rights group Amnesty International to revoke the export license of spyware firm NSO group over hacking allegations. NSO has faced multiple accusations of cyber-espionage on human rights activists and others, including by the messaging service WhatsApp, which ... more
  • 3 months Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan quits Rappler
    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Ivory Coast's Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has stepped down, the presidency said on Monday, July 13, an announcement that comes on the heels of the sudden death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly on July 8. Kablan Duncan, 77, "handed his resignation to the president on personal grounds on February 27," it said in a statement ... more
  • 3 months Analog Devices to acquire Maxim Integrated, form $68-billion firm – statement Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA – American semiconductor firm Analog Devices has agreed to buy rival Maxim Integrated in an all-stock transaction valued at $20.91 billion, the companies announced Monday. The acquisition, one of the biggest deals of the year, would create an enterprise with a combined worth of $68 billion and estimated ... more
  • 3 months New Anti-COVID czar Magalong to ‘radically’ change PH contact tracing system Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – On his first day as the Philippines’ new coronavirus tracing chief Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong said on Monday, July 13, that the country’s contact tracing system, a crucial initiative in efforts to curb the outbreak, will “radically” change in its structure. Gusto ko lang pong ... ... more
  • 3 months Latin America virus deaths pass U.S. as Spain lockdown blocked Rappler
    LERIDA, Spain – Latin America surged past the US and Canada to become the world's second worst-hit region for virus deaths on Monday, July 13, as a Spanish court blocked a move to lock down some 200,000 people. South Africa meanwhile reimposed a nationwide curfew to prevent a ... more
  • 3 months Barriers for motorcycle back riders ‘unsafe’ and ‘useless,’ say netizens Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The national government’s task force against the coronavirus has finally approved the request of motorcylists to be able to travel with pillion riders , although for limited types of passengers. Commuters who are on social media have a problem with the task force’s requirement for a barrier to be installed between the driver and the ... more
  • 3 months International appeal for calm in Mali after protest deaths Rappler
    BAMAKO, Mali – Mali's worried allies and neighbors have appealed for restraint and dialogue as the country's deepening political crisis spirals into bloodshed. After 3 days of unrest in the capital Bamako, representatives of the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and West African bloc ECOWAS late Sunday, ... more
  • 3 months ‘Rematch King’ Eustaquio wants another shot at Wakamatsu Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Former ONE flyweight world champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio takes pride in being the resident "rematch king" in ONE Championship. After all, no one can really question that claim, especially since he holds wins over Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes, Kairat "The Kazakh" Akhmetov, Anatpong "Mak Mak" Bunrad, and most recently Toni "Dynamite" Tauru – all of whom he lost ... more
  • 3 months Global super-rich call for wealthy to face coronavirus tax Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – More than 80 millionaires on Monday, July 13, urged governments around the world to tax the super-wealthy much more to help fund the global recovery from the coronavirus outbreak . In an open letter, the group, calling themselves "Millionaires for Humanity," said they should be taxed ... more
  • 3 months Revealed: New videos expose China’s forced migration of Uyghurs during the pandemic Rappler
    Videos showing hundreds of Uyghur people being transported to forced labor schemes have shed new light on China’s continuing oppression of the Muslim ethnic group.  In the early months of the coronavirus outbreak, the government locked down more than 50 million people in Hubei province and imposed strict stay-at-home measures ... more
  • 3 months Leading Hong Kong activists charged for Tiananmen vigil gathering Rappler
    HONG KONG – Thirteen prominent Hong Kong democracy activists appeared in court on Monday, July 13, charged with holding an unauthorized gathering to mark the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the latest in a string of prosecutions against protest leaders in the restless financial hub. Last month tens of thousands of Hongkongers defied ... more
  • 3 months Hamilton calls for better anti-racism focus and unity in F1 Rappler
    SPIELBERG BEI KNITTELFELD, Austria – Lewis Hamilton has called on Formula One and his fellow drivers to stay focused on the sport's anti-racism stance and present a less chaotic image before the Hungarian Grand Prix. The six-time world champion said after winning the Styrian Grand Prix that a number of drivers ... more
  • 3 months Tropical Depression Carina heads for Luzon Strait, landfall still possible Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Carina maintained its strength on Monday afternoon, July 13, as it headed for the Luzon Strait, which is located near the Batanes-Cagayan area. In an online briefing past 5 pm ... more
  • 3 months CSC issues hiring, online interview guidelines Rappler
    The following is a press release from the Civil Service Commission. Government agencies may resume filling up vacant positions and the issuance of appointments, among other human resource actions guided by the  Interim Guidelines on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions (IGAOHRA) for the Period of State of Calamity Due to COVID-19 Pandemic . The announcement was made by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) through Resolution No. 2000659 promulgated on Wednesday, ... ... more
  • 3 months St Luke’s, Makati Med declare full capacity of COVID-19 beds Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – At least 4 Metro Manila hospitals announced on Monday, July 13, that they had reached full capacity of allocated COVID-19 beds, particularly in the intensive care unit, as cases of the disease continue to rise in the country.  St Luke's Medical Center  In a ... more
  • 3 months Malaysia PM wins parliamentary test of support Rappler
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia's prime minister narrowly won a vote to remove the parliament speaker during a rowdy session of the legislature Monday, July 13, a key test of support for the embattled leader. The Southeast Asian nation has been gripped by turmoil since a reformist government collapsed in February ... more
  • 3 months Philippines coronavirus cases climb further over 57,000 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines climbed further to 57,006 on Monday, July 13, after 836 new cases were reported nationwide. The newly-reported cases include 749 fresh cases and 87 late cases. Fresh cases cover tests results released to patients ... more
  • 3 months Cavite town reimposes liquor ban to prevent coronavirus spread Rappler
    CAVITE, Philippines (UPDATED) – Due to the increasing number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Carmona, Cavite, Mayor Roy Loyola has reimposed a liqour ban to discourage gatherings that often become the means for spreading the virus.  Executive Order 30 – which prohibits the drinking, buying, and selling of all kinds ... more
  • 3 months CSC eases rules in filling up health, medical positions Rappler
    The following is a press release from the Civil Service Commission. “To ensure uninterrupted delivery of crucial services to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has revised rules to ensure faster filling up of vacant positions resulting from promotion of those involved in providing essential services in ... more
  • 3 months China slaps tit-for-tat sanctions on U.S. lawmakers, envoy over Xinjiang Rappler
    BEIJING, China – China announced on Monday, July 13, retaliatory sanctions against 3 senior Republican lawmakers and a US envoy in a deepening row over Beijing's treatment of Uighurs in the western Xinjiang region. Some of the most outspoken critics of China – Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz along ... more
  • 3 months MLS tournament game postponed one day after new virus case Rappler
    MIAMI, USA – Major League Soccer's restart tournament suffered further disruption on Sunday, July 12, as a suspected coronavirus case forced postponement of a game between DC United and Toronto FC until Monday. MLS announced on Sunday evening that the match would be played a day late after follow-up tests for ... more
  • 3 months Things to know: Malaysiakini and what its case means for press freedom Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Malaysian Federal Court concluded the hearing on the contempt of court case against online news portal Malaysiakini and its editor-in-chief Steven Gan on Monday, July 13. The 7-member federal court panel reserved its judgment for another day that is yet to be set. But if found ... more
  • 3 months 8th petition vs anti-terror law attacks ‘subjective’ definition of terroristic dissent Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Progressive group Sanlakas party list filed on Monday, July 13, the 8th petition against the anti-terror law, focusing its argument on the vagueness and subjectivity of the definition of a terroristic dissent. The petition asked that Section 4 of the law be struck down ... more
  • 3 months Malacañang names 3 more ‘anti-COVID czars’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to boost its testing, tracing, and treatment strategy as coronavirus cases continue to increase nationwide, the national government has named 3 more officials as “anti-COVID czars.” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced on Monday, July 13, that Public Works Secretary Mark Villar would ... more
  • 3 months FALSE: Photo shows cleaned up Pasig River during Duterte’s term Rappler
    Claim: Photos show the state of the Pasig River during the terms of former president Benigno Aquino III and President Rodrigo Duterte, with an apparent improvement during Duterte's administration. Facebook users posted a graphic with two photos of the Pasig River, respectively tagged as images from the "Aquino Term" ... more
  • 3 months Populist president wins re-election in Poland Rappler
    WARSAW, Poland (UPDATED) – Polish President Andrzej Duda has squeezed past his europhile rival to win re-election, official results showed on Monday, July 13, but the narrow victory puts the populist right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party government on the backfoot. A close ally of US President Donald Trump, Duda has ... more
  • 3 months PNPA cadets to undergo coronavirus testing Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) will test around 350 of its cadets for the novel coronavirus . "Ayokong isantabi [ang] possibility na may mga infection sa training camps (I don't want to disregard the possibility of infections at training camps)," PNP chief General Archie Gamboa said in ... more
  • 3 months Top PBA stars from each UAAP school Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Numerous collegiate stars have carried over their success to the professional ranks. Each UAAP school has contributed its share of players who established themselves as PBA all-time greats. We take a look at each UAAP school's product who had the most success in the PBA, based on a ... more
  • 3 months Malaysian news site faces contempt of court case Rappler
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian news site's chief editor was taken to court for alleged contempt Monday over readers' comments on the portal, with his lawyer warning the case could have a "chilling effect." The case against Malaysiakini, an independent portal that has made a name for itself by reporting ... more
  • 3 months Hundreds of rivers swell as China summer flood season revs up Rappler
    SHANGHAI, China – Floods across large swathes of central and eastern China that have left more than 140 people dead or missing are hitting record levels, with authorities warning the worst was yet to come. The coronavirus ground zero of Wuhan, through which the powerful Yangtze River winds, is on an ... more
  • 3 months Actress Kelly Preston, 57, dies Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Actress Kelly Preston, known for her roles in Jerry Maguire, Twins, and Gotti, died on Sunday, July 12 in the US after battling breast cancer. She was 57.  Kelly's husband, actor John Travolta, made the announcement on his social media accounts. "It is with a very heavy heart ... more
  • 3 months Elvis Presley’s only grandson Benjamin Keough dies aged 27 Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA – Elvis Presley's only grandson died Sunday, July 12 in the US, his mother Lisa Marie Presley's manager confirmed to AFP, with local media reporting the death as an apparent suicide. Benjamin Keough, 27, was found in Calabasas near Los Angeles from a self-inflicted ... more
  • 3 months Alliance of Concerned Teachers hits DepEd as 7 million students still unenrolled Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A teachers’ group on Monday, July 13, criticized the Department of Education (DepEd) for failing around 7 million students with regard to enrollment in the coming school opening on August 24.  "While DepEd’s latest enrollment data show that 19.5 million learners have enlisted for the ... more
  • 3 months DOH: Expect reported deaths, recoveries to increase as more LGU data come Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) told the public to expect an increase in the number of deaths and recoveries reported in the coming days, as the agency continued to receive more data from local government units (LGUs). DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire made the statement ... more
  • 3 months [OPINION] Honoring the predecessors of the #HijaAko movement Rappler
    26 June 2019. Wednesday. Noon.  Out of breath from running around the city with a big placard in one hand and a heavy, borrowed tripod on the other, I stood in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul with 80 other activists demanding for an ... ... more
  • 3 months What you need to know about people’s initiative Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – The House panel's rejection of ABS-CBN's new franchise  put forward several proposals to hold lawmakers accountable and change the system.  Some remind the public to vote wisely in 2022 while others continue to ask their representatives about their decision to reject the biggest television network's franchise.  Beyond the two, another ... more
  • 3 months LeBron among NBA stars supporting under-fire ESPN reporter Rappler
    LOS ANGELES, USA – Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James offered a tweet of support for ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, who has reportedly been suspended for a vulgar response to an email from a US senator. James joined other NBA players in tweeting "#FreeWoj" on Sunday, July 12, two days after ... more
  • 3 months Detained Chinese professor who criticized Xi is freed, friends say Rappler
    BEIJING, China – A Chinese academic who penned an essay blaming the coronavirus pandemic on President Xi Jinping's authoritarianism and censorship has been released after nearly a week in detention, his friends have told the Agence France-Presse (AFP). Xu Zhangrun, a law professor at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University, was taken from his home ... more
  • 3 months U.S. man, 30, dies from virus after attending ‘COVID party’ Rappler
    NEW YORK, USA – A 30-year-old man from Texas died from the new coronavirus after attending a "COVID-19" party hosted by an infected person, a doctor has revealed, underlining the risk to younger people. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, said the man thought the ... more
  • 3 months [OPINION | Just Saying] Constitutional prerogative gone wrong Rappler
    Powers must not be exercised in a vacuum, lest they yield abusive consequences.  While it is true that only Congress has the authority to grant or disallow a franchise, any determination must be done in accord with the spirit of the Constitution and the aspirations of ... ... more
  • 3 months Vitamin E: More than your beauty vitamin Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Has your mom or skincare junkie friends ever told you to drink vitamin E supplements or to put on vitamin E lotion for better skin?  You might’ve rolled your eyes at them or maybe even started doing what they said just so they could stop nagging ... ... more
  • 3 months GMA shares jump 10% as ABS-CBN denied of franchise Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – With its biggest rival  denied of franchise renewal , shares of media giant GMA Network jumped over 10% on Monday, July 13. Shares of GMA even soared by over 40% intraday, hitting a new 52-week high of P8.50. Volume reached over 69.3 million. GMA ... ... more
  • 3 months Seoul mayor’s funeral held despite objections Rappler
    SEOUL, South Korea – The funeral service for Seoul mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday, July 13, despite a petition against the city-run ceremony signed by half a million people. Former human rights lawyer Park was a heavyweight figure in ... more
  • 3 months Supreme Court hands off in DOJ’s stricter drug plea bargain rules Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court has taken a hands off approach in a legal challenge to the Department of Justice's rules in plea bargaining in drug cases which is stricter than the own guidelines of the Tribunal itself. In a 14-1 decision, the Supreme Court denied ... more
  • 3 months LOOK: Approved motorcycle barriers for protection vs COVID-19 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, overall head of the National Task Force fighting COVID-19, said a number of divider types between motorcycle drivers and passengers have been approved for use to allow for backriding. Since July 10, motorcycle backriding has been allowed for couples , following the approval of ... more
  • 3 months Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away Rappler
    TALEK, Kenya – In the majestic plains of the Maasai Mara, the coronavirus pandemic spells economic disaster for locals who earn a living from tourists coming to see Kenya's abundant wildlife. Even before the virus arrived in Kenya mid-March, tourism revenues had plummeted, with cancellations ... more
  • 3 months Cayetano on ABS-CBN: ‘Reclaiming patrimony from oligarchs’ Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – As public criticism mounted over his colleagues' denial of ABS-CBN's bid to renew its franchise, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday, July 13, said they did Filipinos a favor by moving against one of the country's oligarchs. In a Facebook post, Cayetano said that the denial of ... more
  • 3 months Comedian Kim Idol, 41, dies Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Comedian Kim Idol died on Monday, July 13. He was 41 years old. The news was confirmed by Eat Bulaga co-host and comedian Allan K, one of Kim's good friends.  "You were one of the best talents Klownz and Zirkoh have ever had. One of the funniest on ... ... more
  • 3 months DOH clarifies home quarantine allowed, but stresses rules should be followed Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire clarified on Monday, July 13, that the government is not discouraging the public from observing home quarantine for mild coronavirus cases but stressed minimum rules must be followed to prevent the spread of the disease at home.  “We’re ... more
  • 3 months Senior staff leave gaming firm Ubisoft in harassment probe Rappler
    PARIS, France – Gaming company Ubisoft's second most powerful executive is among senior staff to have left the firm as it pursues an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations, it said Sunday, July 12. Last month the French company, one of the world's largest video game publishers whose portfolio includes Assassin's ... more
  • 3 months Inside the Industry: Dance and entertainment with UPeepz Rappler
    Hustle: Inside The Industry · Episode 26: Dance and entertainment with UPeepz Subscribe to Hustle: Inside the Industry on  Apple Podcasts  and  Spotify The show must go on. College ... more
  • 3 months Tropical Depression Carina triggers rain in parts of Luzon Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Carina began bringing rain to parts of Luzon on Monday morning, July 13, as it continued to approach the extreme northern part of the island region. In a bulletin issued ... more
  • 3 months Mystery beheadings stir fear in remote Mali town Rappler
    FANA, Mali – Boubou Sangare, his face blank, points at a patch of ground beneath the entrance to an adobe house.     It was here that he discovered his brother Bakary's severed head, on the morning of June 10, lying next to his body. The 40-year-old former soldier had become the latest ... more
  • 3 months Ex-soldier who fled with puma turns himself over to police Rappler
    WARSAW, Poland – A former Polish soldier who fled into a forest with his pet puma to avoid handing it over to a zoo, gave himself up to police on Sunday, July 12, after a three-day manhunt. About 200 officers were deployed to track down the former Afghan war veteran and ... more
  • 3 months [ANALYSIS] How ABS-CBN’s exit will hurt the PH economy Rappler
      Make no mistake. Putting ABS-CBN permanently off-air will hurt not just press freedom but also our economy. On Friday, July 10, the House of Representatives voted against bills seeking to grant a new franchise for ABS-CBN, the country’s largest broadcasting network.  This comes after weeks of congressional hearings, and months after ... more
  • 3 months Upset driver to blame for deadly China bus plunge – state media Rappler
    BEIJING, China – A Chinese bus driver upset that his house would be demolished had been drinking on the job before he sent the vehicle plunging into a reservoir, killing 21 people, state media said early Monday, July 13.  The bus carried students preparing to take their annual college entrance exam ... more
  • 3 months ‘I cannot serve a fascist government’: Jerry Gracio resigns from Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – For the 3rd time since President Rodrigo Duterte was sworn into power, multi-awarded poet and screenwriter Jerry Gracio resigned from his current post as Commissioner for Samar-Leyte Languages at the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino.  Gracio, a senior writer of the embattled ABS-CBN, submitted the resignation letter on July 11 ... more
  • 3 months Philippine coronavirus cases breach 56,000 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The total number of confirmed cases in the Philippines rose to 56,259 as of Sunday, July 12, following 2,124 cases newly-reported from across the country.  The Department of Health gave the updated figures for Sunday on Monday morning, July 13, after health officials failed to deliver an update ... more
  • 3 months U.S. presses again for full school reopening, despite risks Rappler
    WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The Trump administration on Sunday, July 12, again pressed for full school reopenings in the fall, even as resurgent COVID-19 infections and a record spike in cases in Florida raised mounting questions about the risk of a premature return to classes. (READ:  How other countries are reopening schools during coronavirus pandemic ) With the virus setting ... more
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