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    The Philippines

    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.

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    China accuses US of causing coronavirus panic, fear
    International

    China accuses US of causing coronavirus panic, fear

    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.

    China predicts fall in mortality rate as NCoV toll hits 425 (2nd Ld)
    International

    China predicts fall in mortality rate as NCoV toll hits 425 (2nd Ld)

    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.

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    International

    UK donates $26mn to speed up coronavirus vaccine

    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.

    SL Prez instructs exploring indigenous medicine to fight NCoV
    International

    SL Prez instructs exploring indigenous medicine to fight NCoV

    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.

    Philippines reports 1st coronavirus death
    National

    Philippines reports 1st coronavirus death

    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.

    Coronavirus: Foreign citizens airlifted from Wuhan
    National

    Coronavirus: Foreign citizens airlifted from Wuhan

    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.

    Nearly 8,000 Philipinos evacuated, flights grounded as volcano erupts near Mla
    International

    Nearly 8,000 Philipinos evacuated, flights grounded as volcano erupts near Mla

    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."

    Exciting opportunities emerge for Indian pharma firms in the Philippines
    International

    Exciting opportunities emerge for Indian pharma firms in the Philippines

    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.

    Philippine typhoon death toll rises to 47
    International

    Philippine typhoon death toll rises to 47

    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.

    Philippines typhoon toll increases to 41
    International

    Philippines typhoon toll increases to 41

    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.

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