Taiwan kept COVID-19 below 15,000 cases for all 2021. Now it has 80,000.

Most infections in Taiwan are of the less severe Omicron variant, with more than 99.7% of cases exhibiting mild or no symptoms TAIPEI, Taiwan – Billed a COVID-19 success story as its economy boomed through the pandemic, Taiwan is now battling a record wave of infections as it eases restrictions that had kept outbreaks at … Read more

COVID-19 cases in PH rise amid threat of Omicron subvariants

Dr. John Wong of Epimetrics says that their group also observed uptick in cases, although they are monitoring the trend if this will be sustained in the next four days MANILA, Philippines – COVID-19 cases in the Philippines are on the rise again following the detection of cases of the more transmissible subvariants of Omircon, … Read more

Shanghai hits key milestone in COVID battle as China cases fall

Shanghai said it detected no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine areas for Friday, April 29, a key milestone in its battle to contain the virus, which has paralysed the city of 25 million and seen Beijing scramble to avert a similar crisis. Scenes of homes and buildings in China’s most populous city being caged to … Read more

Hopes rise in Shanghai’s battle against COVID-19 as 2 districts report no new cases

SHANGHAI, China – Shanghai reported on Wednesday, April 20, no new cases of COVID-19 outside quarantined areas in two districts, raising hopes that the tide was turning in its battle against the epidemic, with some factories around the city making a gradual return to work. In an event highly-publicized on state media, electric car company … Read more

Solved in 5 months? Supreme Court’s new promise is to expedite ‘small’ cases

‘The Supreme Court is completely aware that the Filipino people places a high premium on timely adjudication of cases,’ says Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo MANILA, Philippines – A new rule for “small” cases in first level courts will take effect on Monday, April 11, as the Supreme Court promises a fast resolution of five months … Read more

A third of US COVID-19 now caused by Omicron BA.2 as overall cases fall

Top US infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci says he does not believe there will be a major surge soon, ‘unless something changes me’ About one-in-three COVID-19 cases in the United States are now caused by the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant of the coronavirus, according to government data on Tuesday, March 22, that also showed overall … Read more

South Korea looks to end COVID-19 restrictions despite record surge in cases, deaths

Despite the numbers, the government shows no sign of rethinking plans to remove almost all social distancing restrictions in coming days and weeks, and public opinion appears to support those moves SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea recorded a record 621,328 new daily COVID-19 cases and a daily record 429 deaths, authorities said on Thursday, … Read more

Ex-Marcos lawyer George Garcia inhibits from aspirant’s cases in Comelec

‘As a newly appointed commissioner, it is my duty to avoid impropriety and the appearance of imppropriety,’ says Comelec Commissioner George Garcia MANILA, Philippines – New Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner George Garcia has inhibited himself from pending cases in the poll body involving his past clients, including presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. In a … Read more