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Philippines evacuates hundreds of thousands as typhoon makes landfall

Typhoon Vongfong, the first to hit the country this year, slammed into the eastern Philippines packing winds of 155 kph and gusts of up to 190 kph, the state weather bureau said.

A group of cruise ships are anchored in Manila Bay as its crew members undergo quarantine amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Manila, Philippines, 8 May 2020.

Philippines' coronavirus infections breach 11,000

The Philippines' confirmed coronavirus infections have broken past the 11,000 mark, the health ministry said on Monday.

Writers and editors of ABS-CBN  work at the newsroom in their headquarters, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 6 May

Philippines' coronavirus deaths breach 700

The Philippines' health ministry reported on Saturday that coronavirus deaths have reached more than 700.

A soldier wearing a face mask holds on his weapon as he guards an empty street following the lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manila, Philippines on 24 April.

Philippines' coronavirus infections top 10,000

The Philippines' coronavirus infections have broken past the 10,000 mark, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

A village officer dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader rides a small boat to deliver relief goods to residents in the flooded Artex Compound in Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines, 4 May 2020.

Philippines has 16 new coronavirus deaths, 262 more infections

The Philippines' health ministry on Monday reported 16 new coronavirus deaths and 262 additional confirmed cases.

Philippines has 16 new coronavirus deaths, 262 more infections

Blow for China's coronavirus diplomacy as friendship song backfires

A music video produced by China to promote its support for neighbours battling the coronavirus has backfired in the Philippines, attracting a flood of public criticism and an online petition that is ...

Philippines ramps up coronavirus testing.

Philippines' coronavirus death toll tops 500

The Philippines’ health ministry on Sunday reported seven more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, taking the death toll in the Southeast Asian country to 501

A soldier wearing a face mask holds on his weapon as he guards an empty street following the lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manila, Philippines on 24 April.

Philippines reports 14 new coronavirus deaths

The Philippines' health ministry on Tuesday reported 14 new coronavirus deaths and 104 additional infections.

A man wearing a protective face mask reads a book in gymnasium which turned into a shelter for the homeless in the Philippine main island to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manila, Philippines, 31 March 2020.

Philippines reports 11 more deaths

The Philippines’ Health Ministry on Monday reported 11 additional deaths and 414 new infections from of the coronavirus outbreak

Filipino Catholics wearing protective masks hold palm fronds and other plants outside their homes as they wait for the blessing of a priest roaming around neighbourhoods to celebrate Palm Sunday amid the lockdown.

Philippines suspends stock market trade over virus fears

The Philippines suspended trade on its local stock exchange Tuesday, becoming the first country to close its financial market over coronavirus fears.

Passengers wear face masks at a bus terminal in Manila on 13 March 2020. AFP
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