The United States announced Friday it will not take in any new foreign students seeking online-only study, after rescinding a hotly contested order to expel those already here and preparing for that because of the pandemic.
President Donald Trump on Friday discounted the possibility of a national lockdown after two populous US states — California and New York — issued tough new stay-at-home orders to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
The head of the World Health Organization on Friday warned young people they were “not invincible” against the coronavirus pandemic, and said their self-restraint could save the lives of older people.
The World Health Organization said Friday that the original epicentre in China of the coronavirus outbreak at last reporting no new cases gave hope to the rest of the world battling the pandemic.
Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta has been tested negative of the deadly 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19), the Supreme Court (SC) announced on Friday (March 20).
China on Friday reported no new local cases of the deadly coronavirus for a second straight day, but its progress against the disease was confronted by another increase in imported infections.
Media personality Ramon Tulfo posted bail on Friday (March 13) over libel charges filed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
US President Donald Trump said Friday he would “likely” be tested soon for the novel coronavirus, although he stressed he is “displaying no symptoms.”
His children play with Lego in their rooms, his wife spends a lot of time on the phone: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday offered a glimpse into the Canadian first family’s COVID-19 quarantine while reassuring an anxious nation that he continues to govern.
Seoul suspended a visa-waiver programme for Japanese nationals Friday in retaliation for what it called an “irrational” plan by Tokyo to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, escalating a diplomatic row over their containment measures.
Nigeria’s transport minister said Friday that completion of a key railway project has been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak as Chinese workers had not returned to the country.
A quarter of all lawmakers serving in national parliaments worldwide are women, the International Parliamentary Union said Friday, warning though that progress towards gender parity was slowing amid significant “pushback”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he would not bend the law to extend his term in power and is seeking to amend the constitution to secure the country’s future for decades to come.
The United Nations on Friday asked nine countries, including China, South Korea and France, to delay by three months the rotations of their UN peacekeeping forces due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Malacañang welcomed on Friday the result of a survey showing greater public satisfaction with the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s government.
The World Health Organization on Friday raised its global risk assessment of the new coronavirus to its highest level after the epidemic spread to sub-Saharan Africa and financial markets slumped.
Gov’t eyes Visayas, Mindanao quarantine sites for suspected virus carriers
Malaysia’s king struck down Friday a power play by 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad aimed at seizing momentum in a political crisis, capping a week of turmoil that has left the country effectively leaderless.
California health officials on Friday confirmed a second suspected US case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas or come in contact with anyone known to be ill, prompting fears of a possible outbreak in the country.
Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of “a mild ailment”.
South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its total — the highest in the world outside China — to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
An Italian man became the first European to die after being infected with the coronavirus Friday, just hours after 10 towns in the country were locked down following a flurry of new cases.
Another 397 new cases were reported nationwide, down from nearly 900 officially reported Friday, bringing the total number of cases to over 76,000.
The Kremlin on Friday dismissed claims that Russia is interfering in the 2020 US presidential election as a paranoid falsehood.