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‘Wave of silence’ spread around world during coronavirus pandemic – The Guardian

Seismologists said high frequency noise fell as much as 50% as planes were grounded and roads emptied

  1. ‘Wave of silence’ spread around world during coronavirus pandemic
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WHO Sees “Intense Transmission” Of COVID-19 In Relatively Few Countries – NDTV

The World Health Organization is seeing intense transmission of the coronavirus in relatively few countries, its chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Thursday.

  1. WHO Sees “Intense Transmission” Of COVID-19 In Relatively Few CountriesNDTV
  2. WHO sees ‘intense transmission’ of coronavirus in relatively few countriesThe Straits Times
  3. Daily choices life-and-death decision: WHOYass Tribune
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NDFP peace negotiator passes away in The Netherlands – Manila Bulletin

National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel chairman Fidel V. Agcaoili died at 12:45 p.m. (6:45 p.m. Philippine time) Thursday in Utrecht, The Netherlands, a statement released by the NDFP-International Information Office. National Democratic

  1. NDFP peace negotiator passes away in The NetherlandsManila Bulletin
  2. NDFP peace negotiator Fidel Agcaoili passes away at 75ABS-CBN News
  3. Reds’ chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili dies at 75CNN Philippines
  4. Reds’ chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili dies at 76CNN Philippines
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7 face mask myths debunked: What to know about coverings, COVID-19 and your health – CNET

Don’t fall for false or inaccurate information about face masks and coronavirus that’s being spread on social media.

  1. 7 face mask myths debunked: What to know about coverings, COVID-19 and your healthCNET
  2. Face masks with valves don’t stop COVID-19 from spreadingPopular Science
  3. The Best Adult Face Shields to Wear Right NowSheKnows
  4. Trump’s enthusiasm for face masks is better late than neverLos Angeles Times
  5. The Best Adult Face Shields to Shop Right NowMSN Money
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PH may lose status as top supplier of sailors – TUCP – The Manila Times – The Manila Times

THE Philippines risks losing its status as the top global supplier of seafarers because of the government’s stringent health restrictions to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and lack of budgetary support, according to the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP). The country’s b…

  1. PH may lose status as top supplier of sailors – TUCP – The Manila Times
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WHO warns there’s no going back to ‘old normal’ as coronavirus accelerates in three countries – CNBC

The World Health Organization warned there is no going back to the “old normal” as the coronavirus pandemic accelerates in the United States and poorer, developing countries.

  1. WHO warns there’s no going back to ‘old normal’ as coronavirus accelerates in three countries
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SinoPharm says Covid-19 vaccine may be ready this year – South China Morning Post

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  1. SinoPharm says Covid-19 vaccine may be ready this year
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South Africa records 60% rise in excess deaths, suggesting high Covid-19 toll – The Guardian

With more than 10,000 cases reported daily, nation becomes worst-hit country in Africa

  1. South Africa records 60% rise in excess deaths, suggesting high Covid-19 toll
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Diokno backs multi-year stimulus package – Manila Bulletin

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno on Thursday expressed willingness to support the proposed Accelerated Recovery and Investments Stimulus for the Economy of the Philippines (ARISE) Act if lawmakers make it a multi-year stimulus

  1. Diokno backs multi-year stimulus package
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‘My world stopped spinning’: Life on hold for millions of overseas Filipino workers – INQUIRER.net

MANILA– He had a visa and just the job – six months of work at sea and thousands in pay to send home. Then the virus struck. And like millions of other migrant workers who leave the

  1. ‘My world stopped spinning’: Life on hold for millions of overseas Filipino workers
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Covid-19 Vaccine Latest Update: Oxford’s Covishield in India by ‘end of year’; Pfizer shot shows promise – The Indian Express

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccine Latest Update: Latest results from Oxford university and Moderna show that two doses of a vaccine may be better than one in getting protection from the novel coronavirus.

  1. Covid-19 Vaccine Latest Update: Oxford’s Covishield in India by ‘end of year’; Pfizer shot shows promiseThe Indian Express
  2. India applies to test Oxford vaccine after initial results shows promiseRFI English
  3. OP-ED: Vaccine dreams: The pandemic end game?Dhaka Tribune
  4. The world needs a ‘people’s vaccine’ for coronavirus, not a big-pharma monopolyThe Guardian
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Weekly claims turn higher as coronavirus jobs crisis inflicts more damage – CNBC

The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week as the pandemic inflicted more damage to the U.S. economy.

  1. Weekly claims turn higher as coronavirus jobs crisis inflicts more damage