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‘More countries to invest in 5G tech after pandemic’

Many countries are seen to invest in Fifth Generation (5G) technology as its importance in bolstering internet connectivity has been emphasized during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, a Huawei official said. In a virtual presser, Lin Yanqing, director of government affairs at Huawei’s Public Affairs and Communications Department, said many people around the world […].....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 23rd, 2020

Tech firm enables SMEs to sustain operations amid pandemic

Electronic commerce is bridging the gap between consumer demand and product supply amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic that has disrupted nearly 90 percent of all businesses in the Philippines and other countries......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

IPI: Always in Action for the Nation

As COVID-19 struck countries around the globe and became a pandemic, millions were displaced and left with the question “What happens now?”. While waiting for the government’s initiative of nationwide mass testing, Filipino families were struggling more than ever to make ends meet and at the same time, protecting themselves from the onset of this […] The post IPI: Always in Action for the Nation appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

OFW remittances will be badly hit by pandemic

  IN the assessment of the nation’s economic losses from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a big part is expected to come from the greatly diminished remittances of our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). For weeks now, they have been returning by the thousands from countries around the world. All returning Filipinos are required to undergo 14-day […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Restarting an economy prematurely: possible outcome

Steps toward economy-restarting have now been taken by the Western and Northeast Asian countries that were hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The first to ease up on the COVID-19-related economic and social restrictions were Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Scandinavian countries and Germany. These countries were followed by Italy, Spain and France. The latest hard-hit country to join the restriction-easing parade has been the US, with Connecticut as the last of the 48 mainland states to ease up on its COVID-19-related regulations......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

COVID-19 in the US election campaign

  COUNTRIES around the world have been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic largely on two levels – (1) the infections and deaths the virus has caused and (2) the economic losses inflicted on both the government and the private sector. The pandemic has now become a major political issue in the United States as former […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Economists forecast sharp drop in remittances

Economists expect a bigger drop in remittances from overseas Filipino workers this year due to job losses resulting from lockdowns in host countries amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Philippines logs 205 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 12,718

The coronavirus pandemic has killed 315,023 people worldwide since it surfaced in China late last year. There have been more than 4.7 million individuals infected in 196 countries and territories......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2020

Amazon failed to deliver promised relief: contractors

She delivers for Amazon, but Adrienne Williams says the e-commerce and tech giant did not deliver for her. The 42-year-old California single mother is among the legion of drivers for Amazon’s third-party delivery firms which have been struggling amid surging demand for goods and supplies to locked-down consumers during the pandemic. “We don’t work for […] The post Amazon failed to deliver promised relief: contractors appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020

Surge in child mortality forecast in pandemic-hit developing countries

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Deaths from preventable disease in children under five could rise by almost 45 percent over the next six months as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic diverts scarce health resources in developing countries, a UN report said Tuesday. Poorer nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America could see an additional 1.2 million infants die […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Surge in child mortality forecast in pandemic-hit developing countries

Deaths from preventable disease in children under five could rise by almost 45 percent over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic diverts scarce health resources in developing countries, a UN report said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Back to basics  after pandemic?

Because of the continued onslaught of the novel coronavirus pandemic around the world, many countries and populations have experienced some form of lockdown, curfew, “movement control” or other essential home confinement measures over the past few months.  For many businesses, families and individuals, that implies a loss in often much-needed income. Governments or public sectors […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

SEC Identifies More Investment Scams Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reiterated its advice for the public to exercise caution when presented with opportunities to invest in businesses or join organizations promising easy money amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In separate advisories issued on May 5, the Commission identified five more groups engaged in investment-solicitation activities without the necessary licenses: […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

Google, Facebook extend work from home until end of the year

SAN FRANCISCO–Google and Facebook have told most employees to keep working from home for the rest of the year as part of a response by the tech giants to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Chief executive Sundar Pichai told Google staff at an all-hands meeting that its remote work policy will be extended until 2021, the […] The post Google, Facebook extend work from home until end of the year appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2020

SEC warns public of more investment scams amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reiterated its advice for the public to exercise caution when presented with opportunities to invest in businesses or join organizations promising e.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020

Easing must be managed carefully — WHO

BRUSSELS, Belgium (China Daily) — The World Health Organization, or WHO, warned on Wednesday that the risk of returning to lockdown is very real if countries emerging from pandemic restrictions do not move extremely carefully. More than 3.5 million cases of COVID-19 and almost a quarter of a million deaths have been reported to the […] The post Easing must be managed carefully — WHO appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 7th, 2020

Duterte wants to stop migration of health workers amid Covid crisis

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Department of Justice (DoJ) to study the legality of preventing Filipino healthcare workers from migrating to other countries amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country. In a taped public address aired over state-run PTV-4 late Monday night, Duterte said he would discuss with Justice Secretary Menardo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

Hunt for Covid vaccine heats up

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), spurring hope that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are pursuing vaccines with nearly a dozen in early stages […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

Canada invests in online mental health care amid pandemic

Canada will invest CAN$240 million (US$170 million) to develop virtual care and mental health tools for residents to better cope with the consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday. The funds will be used mainly to create new digital platforms and applications to give Canadians “strategies to manage stress or […] The post Canada invests in online mental health care amid pandemic appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

PH Financial Strength Among Highest in the World: Report

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said a report that identified the Philippines as among countries with high financial strength validates the authorities’ belief in a robust economic recovery from the pandemic. A report from The Economist showed that the Philippines placed sixth out of 66 select emerging economies with a high level […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2020

France allots P109.4 million for Philippines COVID response system

France has allocated additional funding of 2 million euros in grants to strengthen the surveillance, diagnosis and response systems of the Philippines and four other Southeast Asian countries to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020