Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass 40M

Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass 40M

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Legislators Take Steps To End Child Marriage In The Philippines

Because of the increasing cases of child marriage in the last 6 months, Philippine legislators have recently united to end child marriage in the country.

Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

The number of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the world has surpassed 40 million early Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

More than 1.11 million people have lost their lives around the world from Covid-19 so far.

The US still leads the world in the number of Covid-19 cases with over 8.15 million, while deaths are at almost 220,000.

In India, more than 7.55 million people contracted the virus with a death toll of over 114,600. Brazil has more than 5.22 million cases and a death toll exceeding 153,600.

China, the birthplace of Covid-19, has close to 91,000 cases with 4,739 deaths.

The UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies said Sunday more than one coronavirus vaccine will be available at the beginning of 2021.

American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer said Friday it may know the effectiveness of its vaccine by the end of October, and it is planning to submit safety data on the final dose of the vaccine to the US Food and Drug Administration in the third week of November.

A vaccine candidate developed by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products, affiliated to the state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), elicited antibody response in recipients, according to a study published Thursday in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that a second coronavirus vaccine, EpiVakKorona, has been granted regulatory approval.

There are more than 170 vaccines around the world that are candidates for Covid-19 and tracked by the World Health Organization, but none has been approved for general use yet. (PNA)

Latest News

Legislators Take Steps To End Child Marriage In The Philippines

Because of the increasing cases of child marriage in the last 6 months, Philippine legislators have recently united to end child marriage in the country.

Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

Historic Iloilo City Plaza To Get New Look Next Year

Iloilo’s historic Plaza Libertad will have a new look before 2021 ends!

3,500 Villagers Targeted For Mass Covid-19 Testing In Cagayan

Priority targets include families with active cases, flood victims, front-liners, health workers and responders.

Borongan City Farmers Get 800 Sacks Of Quality Rice Seeds

A total of 800 sacks will be distributed o early planters in Borongan City in Eastern Samar.

Holding Of Misa De Gallo Depends On IATF Decision: Labella

Will the traditional Misa de Gallo be also cancelled due to the existing curfew policy in the city?

House Approves BFP Modernization Bill On Final Reading

Expect a better and modernized Bureau of Fire Protection as the House approves on final reading House Bill 7406.

PRRD Hails Saudi Removal Of Restrictions On Foreign Laborers

Good news! Under the LRI, foreign workers in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to transfer to another employer without the current employer’s consent upon contract expiration.