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PHL COVID-19 cases reach 962,307 with addition of 9,227 cases

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases reached 962,307 on Wednesday, April 21, after the Department of Health reported 9,227 additional cases. DOH data showed of the total cases, 116434 were active. Of these, 96.7 percent were mild, 1.2 percent asymptomatic, 0.6 …

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US advises against travel to the Philippines amid surge in COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) — The US State Department has advised against travel to the Philippines. In issuing the advice in its April 20 advisory, the US State Department noted for one, that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention had issued …

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During Tsunami Awareness Month in April, Hawaii urges residents to be prepared at all times

By: Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii-Pacific) HONOLULU (Eagle News) – For the people of the Aloha State, the month of April is a time to honor and remember the lives lost in the tsunamis that have devastated their remote part of …

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PNP: 15 nabbed at airport over fake COVID-19 test results

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police has warned against the faking of COVID-19 test results, noting that violators could go to jail for the offense. The PNP issued the statement after the PNP Aviation Security Group said it arrested …

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Nepal hit by worst wildfires in almost a decade

  (AFP) — Nepal is experiencing its worst fire season in almost a decade, officials said Tuesday, as huge blazes rage across the country’s forests, engulfing the Himalayan nation in a shroud of brownish haze. Air quality in the capital …

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At least 51 dead as Taiwan train derails in tunnel

  By Sean Chang, with Amber Wang in Taipei Agence France-Presse (AFP) — At least 51 people were killed in Taiwan on Friday when a packed train collided with a vehicle on the tracks and then derailed inside a tunnel, …

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Navy admiral tells confirmation hearing Indo-Pacific region must be top priority for US

By: Alfred Acenas EBC News Service HONOLULU (Eagle News) – An invasion of Taiwan by China is a top concern of the admiral nominated to head up the U-S-Pacific Command. Navy Admiral John Aquilino told a Senate confirmation hearing the …

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Navy admiral tells confirmation hearing Indo-Pacific region must be top priority for US

By: Alfred Acenas EBC News Service HONOLULU (Eagle News) – An invasion of Taiwan by China is a top concern of the admiral nominated to head up the U-S-Pacific Command. Navy Admiral John Aquilino told a Senate confirmation hearing the …

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Canadian prime minister blasts China over trials of Canadian businessmen

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — An angry Prime Minister Trudeau condemned the secret trials of two Canadian businessmen detained in China on charges of spying. “Their arbitrary detention is completely unacceptable, as is the lack …

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Cybercriminals targeting healthcare organizations during pandemic: report

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Cybercriminals have taken advantage of the pandemic to prey upon healthcare organizations with ransomware, says Palo Alto Networks, a California-based cybersecurity company. Ransomware operators tie up an organization’s computer network, …

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Philippine health workers victims of violence: Safeguarding Health in Conflict report

Philippine health workers victims of violence: Safeguarding Health in Conflict report By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — More than a dozen health workers in the Philippines reported incidents of violence or threats of violence against health …

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Health workers worldwide face pandemic-related violence: Safeguarding Health in Conflict report

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Pandemic-related violence accounted for one-third of the attacks on health care workers, facilities and transport around the world last year, according to a new report by the Safeguarding Healthcare in …

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