OPEC To Tackle Oil Price Fall After 2019-nCoV Epidemic


The members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia will organize a technical meeting this week to analyze oil price falls following the outbreak of a coronavirus epidemic, according to a source close to the cartel on Sunday. The source told AFP that the OPEC will assemble experts in a “joint … Read more

Police Helicopter Crashes In Fukushima

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Japanese police helicopter crashes in Fukushima in northeastern Japan. A police helicopter on Saturday morning crashed in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan, injuring all 7 persons on board. According to the local police, five police officers and 2 medical workers, who were transporting a heart for transplant, were on board the aircraft. These victims … Read more

Schools Advise Students, Faculty To Self-Quarantine If From China Trip


Here are the schools that released their advisories to their respective school communities. Several schools in Manila encouraged students and faculty to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine amid concerns over the fast-spreading 2019-nCoV. This, after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Here are the universities that released … Read more

DOH Reveals More Details About Chinese Who’s Positive For Coronavirus

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Further Information About Chinese Coronavirus Patient in PH Released by DOH DOH – The Department of Health revealed more details about the Chinese woman who tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus. Last Thursday, the Filipinos’ worries about the 2019 novel coronavirus intensified after one patient tested positive. The said disease is now rampant in … Read more

Shares Fall On 2019-nCoV Economic Concerns, Gold Gains


Global equity markets on Friday, January 31, posted their biggest weekly and monthly loss on shares from August 2019 to January 2020. This, as growing concerns about the economic impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak in China sapped risk appetite and raised the safe-haven Japanese yen and Swiss franc. Yields on US debt fell … Read more

Baguio City Cancels Panagbenga Festival Over Fears Of 2019-nCoV

Baguio City

Baguio City has canceled the opening parade of the Panagbenga Festival due to the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, according to its mayor. In a press conference, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said that he was canceling the street parade on Saturday, February 1. The Cordillera Regional Athletic Association (CARAA) said that “all events … Read more

DOH Waits For Risk Assessment Before Pushing Total Ban To China


The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said that the department will wait for the latest risk assessment from the World Health Organization (WHO) before pushing for a total ban on travelers from China. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that the temporary travel restriction was only for travelers coming from Hubei province. Also, Duque … Read more