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Coronavirus: No-Contact Ash Wednesday Observed By Philippines To Beat Virus

Filipinos marked Ash Wednesday with a bow and a sprinkling of dust instead of a cross being daubed on their foreheads, as Asia’s bastion of Catholicism guarded against the spread of coronavirus. Leaders of the Philippine church urged priests to adapt the rite in order to reduce the risk of fanning the virus that has […]

France Confirms First COVID-19 Death Outside Asia

French Health Minister, Agnes Buzyn has disclosed that an 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died from the new coronavirus in France, the first death confirmed outside of Asia. Buzyn, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, said she had been told about the death of the patient in a hospital in Paris since late January, adding that his […]

Coronavirus: China’s Confirmed Cases Top 20,000

China has recorded the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths in one day since the outbreak in the region at the heart of the epidemic. By Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the total number of confirmed cases in China was 20,438, an increase of 3,235 over Monday, February 3, 2020 while the death toll was […]

Nine Persons Dead, 100 Others Hospitalised After Consuming Lambanog Liquor

Nine people have died and more than 100 were hospitalized after drinking local liquor made from coconut sap in two separate incidents in the Philippines. According to a Police report on Monday, December 23, 2019, eight people died after drinking a local brand of the traditional liquor, known as lambanog, at a get-together in Rizal […]