The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The Chinese government on Monday accused the US of causing "panic" in its response to the coronavirus outbreak, after the latter declared a public health emergency, saying it would deny entry to foreign nationals who had visited the Asian giant in the past two weeks.
Chinese health authorities on Tuesday said that the national coronavirus mortality rate of 2.1 per cent would drop further with the mobilisation of suitable treatments and medical resources, as the death toll in the country increased to 425, with 20,438 confirmed cases.
The UK government has donated 20 million pounds ($26 million) towards a break-neck plan to produce a vaccine to combat the deadly new coronavirus, which has till Monday claimed the lives of 361 people in China alone.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed health authorities to collect information from experts in indigenous as well as western medicine to find a remedy to cure those affected with the deadly coronavirus, it was reported.
The Philippines on Sunday reported the country's first death from the novel coronavirus, making it the first country outside China to report a fatality.
Evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has killed 213 people in the country, arrived in South Korea and Japan on charter flights on Friday as further international travel bans went into place.
About 8,000 residents were evacuated after a small active volcano near Mla spewed a massive cloud of ash on Sunday that drifted across the city, as experts warned of another possibility of "hazardous explosive eruption."
A new study recently published by GlobalData suggests that the Philippines's newly enacted Universal Health Care (UHC) Act presents exciting opportunities for the Indian pharmaceutical industry.
The official death toll from Typhoon Phanfone has risen to 47 and is likely to keep rising as nine more persons are reported missing, the government said on Monday.
The death toll from typhoon Phanfone that wreaked havoc in the Philippines has increased to 41, while 12 others were reported missing, government officials said on Sunday.