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Philippines probes unauthorized vaccines given to soldiers, Chinese workers

The Food and Drug Administration is working with government investigators and customs officials to probe the illegal entry and use of the unregistered vaccines, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said at a televised briefing Monday.
The military last week confirmed that soldiers in President Rodrigo Duterte’s security team were already inoculated, but didn’t say what vaccines were used and how they were obtained(REUTERS)
The military last week confirmed that soldiers in President Rodrigo Duterte’s security team were already inoculated, but didn’t say what vaccines were used and how they were obtained(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 04, 2021 04:15 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Philippines to prohibit entry of US travellers from Sunday

Philippines has issued a travel ban on foreigners coming in from the United States. The ministry took this step after the new strain of coronavirus was detected in Florida. The travel ban is for the people who have been in the US within 14 days preceding arrival in the Philippines.
Philippines to ban US travellers from Sunday(Reuters)
Philippines to ban US travellers from Sunday(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 09:52 AM IST
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Manila | ByReuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover

To deal with an aggressive China, its opponents must hang together

That China’s blockade of Australian coal has led to hundreds of Indian sailors being stranded in China is a reminder that, when it comes to the Middle Kingdom, its opponents need to band together.
Ultimately, Beijing carries out destructive policies because it faces no real retaliation.(REUTERS)
Ultimately, Beijing carries out destructive policies because it faces no real retaliation.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 06:01 AM IST
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Virtual art exhibit aims at strengthening ties between India, Philippines

To strengthen diplomatic relations between India and Philippines, leading contemporary artists from the two countries have come together for a virtual art exhibit.
To strengthen diplomatic relations between India and Philippines, leading contemporary artists from the two countries have come together for a virtual art exhibit.(Pixabay)
To strengthen diplomatic relations between India and Philippines, leading contemporary artists from the two countries have come together for a virtual art exhibit.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 06:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale

Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of coronavirus variant

The Philippines will ban travellers from 19 countries and territories until mid-January as a measure to keep out a new variant of the coronavirus, its transport ministry said on Tuesday.
The regulation will be in effect from midnight of December 29 to January 15 and covers Filipinos and foreigners arriving from the “flagged countries”, the transport ministry told reporters in a group text message.(Pixabay)
The regulation will be in effect from midnight of December 29 to January 15 and covers Filipinos and foreigners arriving from the “flagged countries”, the transport ministry told reporters in a group text message.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 03:46 PM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
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