Mga PH boxer sasabak kahit may virus outbreak sa China

HINDI natatakot ang mga miyembrong boxer ng Association of Boxing Alliances in the Phi­lippines (ABAP) na dumayo sa pinangangambahang lugar dahil sa pneumonia outbreak na Wuhan, China sa pagnanais na masungkit ang pinakamaraming silya sa nalalapit na 2020 Olympics na gaganapin sa Tokyo, Japan......»»

Category: newsSource: abante abanteJan 14th, 2020

China inspects food imports over virus fears

China has launched a nationwide campaign to inspect food imports after a new coronavirus outbreak emerged at a wholesale market in Beijing, with experts suggesting it shares similarities to European strains. Authorities have been testing hundreds of thousands of people for the contagion while neighborhoods have been locked down and schools closed to prevent a […] The post China inspects food imports over virus fears appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Europe reopens borders, but virus looms large elsewhere

A raft of EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans Monday, but a new coronavirus outbreak in China and surging death tolls in the Americas underlined the bleak struggles still ahead in the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

US says evidence virus came from China lab as Europe eases lockdown

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said "enormous evidence" showed the new coronavirus originated in a lab in China, further fueling tensions with Beijing over its handling of the outbreak......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

Director of Wuhan lab denies virus link

The director of a maximum-security laboratory in China’s coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan has rejected claims that it could be the source of the outbreak, calling it “impossible”. Beijing has come under increasing pressure over transparency in its handling of the pandemic, with the US probing whether the virus actually originated in a virology institute […] The post Director of Wuhan lab denies virus link appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 19th, 2020

Director of Wuhan lab denies virus link

Beijing - The director of a maximum-security laboratory in China's coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan has rejected claims that it could be the source of the outbreak, calling it "impossible"......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2020

Director of Wuhan lab denies virus link

BEIJING, China – The director of a maximum-security laboratory in China's coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan has rejected claims that it could be the source of the outbreak, calling it "impossible." Beijing has come under increasing pressure over transparency in its handling of the pandemic, with the United States probing whether ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2020

The political economy of COVID-19

  No country in the world, both rich and poor, is immune from the onslaught that comes with the recent coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Known as SARS-Cov-2, the virus has already resulted, in more than 1,930,000 infections and 120,000 deaths. SARS-CoV-2 infection causes a respiratory illness called COVID-19 (coronavirus […] The post The political economy of COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020

WHO denies ignoring Taiwan early virus warning

The World Health Organisation on Friday denied having brushed off a Taiwanese warning on human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus soon after its outbreak in China late last year. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 10th, 2020

China is ending the trouble while troublemakers are in trouble

"The virus will not have a chance against us. No nation is more prepared or more resilient than the United States," Trump said in a televised address, repeating his calmness in the face of the growing outbreak. But the situation is getting worse......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Pandemic is accelerating, WHO warns

LONDON: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the coronavirus pandemic was clearly “accelerating.” The number of coronavirus deaths has topped 16,500 with more than 378,000 declared infections in 174 countries and territories. Tedros said it took 67 days from the beginning of the outbreak in China in December for the virus to infect […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

Solons urge media: Focus on inspiring news

Lawmakers on Thursday cited the importance for media to give equal prominence to the positive developments with regard to the China virus outbreak to inspire people to unite, contribute to the global fight against the dreaded virus, and help quell panic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

Virus whistleblower doctor punished inappropriately – Chinese probe

BEIJING, China – Police in China's virus epicenter Wuhan acted "inappropriately" by punishing a doctor who  blew the whistle on the outbreak that has now killed more than 9,000 worldwide, a Chinese government investigation found Thursday, March 19. Li Wenliang, one of a group of doctors in Wuhan who shared posts on social media warning ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

Iran defends response as virus deaths surpass 1,000

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran said its novel coronavirus death toll surpassed 1,000 on Wednesday, March 18, as President Hassan Rouhani defended the response of his administration, which has yet to impose a lockdown. The COVID-19 outbreak in sanctions-hit Iran is one of the deadliest outside China, where ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

Not the end of days

Banish all fears. Do not panic. Despite the continued spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus now present in almost all continents except Antarctica the experts insist it is not the end of days. Yes, the virus is unusually transmittable and lethal. And yes while the contagion is also controllable as evidenced by the experiences of China—the original COVID-19 epicenter—which has slowed down infection even in Hubei province and is now slowly but surely getting back to normal. The same has been observed in South Korea. I hope that this outbreak, like previous ones, will soon be controlled and cured.    .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 16th, 2020

A look at the status of Olympic qualifying events

By The Associated Press As the IOC attempts to keep the 2020 Olympics on schedule, many of the events that determine who would compete in Tokyo have been postponed or canceled. Here is the status of U.S. or world qualifying in many of the Olympic disciplines: ATHLETICS The U.S. Olympic track and field trials are still scheduled for June 19-28 in Eugene, Oregon. Other countries use a variety of methods, including trials, world rankings, and appointment based on results. BASEBALL Four countries — Israel, Mexico, South Korea and host Japan — are in the six-team field. The final two spots are to be determined by tournaments that were postponed: An Americas qualifier in Arizona has been indefinitely postponed, and a last-chance qualifying tournament in Taiwan slated for April is now scheduled for June 17-21. BASKETBALL Men: Eight teams, including the United States, have already qualified. The remaining spots in the 12-nation field will be determined in four winner-take-all, six-team tournaments scheduled from June 23-28 in Serbia, Canada, Croatia and Lithuania. Women: The 12-team field was filled in February with four tournaments. Although defending world champion United States and the host Japanese were already guaranteed spots, both finished in position to qualify anyway. 3x3: FIBA has postponed the qualifying tournament scheduled for March 18-22 in India. A second qualifying tournament scheduled for April in Hungary is in limbo. Four women’s teams and four men’s teams have already qualified for the eight-country fields. BEACH VOLLEYBALL Most Olympic spots are earned over a two-year points race on the international tour. At least three of the final 10 events have been canceled or postponed, and the final event is scheduled for Rome on June 9-14. BOXING Two of the four regional Olympic qualification tournaments have already taken place, and the third for European fighters began Saturday in London. The Americas qualifier scheduled for March 26 in Buenos Aires has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, and organizers haven’t set a plan for the final steps in qualification, including the last-chance World Olympic Qualifying Tournament scheduled for May 13 in Paris. CYCLING The selection criteria is different for each discipline: BMX freestyle and racing, mountain biking, track cycling, and the road race and time trials. Each discipline has a series of automatic qualification standards, and a committee will choose athletes to fill out the U.S. team. The world championships May 30-31 in Houston is crucial for BMX, and at this point is still scheduled. The last Olympic qualification event in freestyle BMX, the World Series in Hiroshima April 3-5, has been postponed. Final rosters for each discipline are announced in June. DIVING Dozens of divers have already qualified based on their performances at last summer's world championships or other major meets over the last eight months. The last big qualifier is the Diving World Cup, set for the new Olympic aquatics venue in Tokyo on April 21-26; FINA is still considering whether to proceed. U.S. divers also must get through the national trials in Indianapolis on June 13-21 to confirm their Olympic spots. No decision has been announced on the Canadian trials scheduled for March 30-April 5 in Toronto. EQUESTRIAN All of the equestrian qualifying events have been completed in every discipline. None of the events was affected by the virus. FENCING Qualification was to be based on rankings set to be released on April 4, with some additional slots to be determined in zonal events from April 15-26. But the International Fencing Federation suspended all international competitions for 30 days, delaying five major competitions that must be completed before zonal qualifying. The FIE is requesting an extension of the qualification period. FIELD HOCKEY Tournaments to fill the 12-team men's and women's fields were completed in 2019. Ten countries qualified for both: Australia, Argentina, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, the Netherlands and Britain. GOLF Sixty golfers are determined by the world rankings, two per country with a maximum of four if they are among the top 15. The PGA Tour and European Tour, which offer the most ranking points, have canceled or postponed all events at least through April 12. GYMNASTICS The team fields for both men’s and women’s gymnastics were set at last year's world championships. The remaining individual all-around and single apparatus spots are determined at World Cup events. The International Gymnastics Federation has cancelled an all-around World Cup event in Germany and postponed an apparatus World Cup event in Qatar from March until early June. HANDBALL The International Handball Federation has postponed the final qualifying tournaments until June. The host nations were Spain, Hungary and Montenegro for the women and Norway, France and Germany for the men. Six of 12 spots remain open for each field. JUDO The International Judo Federation has canceled all Olympic qualifiers through April 30, including a Grand Slam and two Grand Prix. Another Grand Prix last weekend, in Morocco, was canceled earlier. Qualifying ends on May 25. ROWING World Rowing has canceled a European Olympic qualifying regatta that was scheduled for April 27-29 in Varese, Italy, and relocation is being considered. US Rowing said Olympic trials in Sarasota, Florida, from March 16-21 and April 13-18 have been postponed and the organization will not hold a national team event for at least 30 days. SAILING Many spots in the 10 classes have been clinched. An Asian Olympic qualifier in Abu Dhabi has been postponed until mid-April, and a World Cup Series regatta in Genoa, Italy, that would have been a qualifier for African, Asian and European countries, has been canceled. The IOC has granted World Sailing an extension of the qualification period to June 30. SOCCER Men: Fourteen of 16 teams have already qualified. The tournament to produce the two teams from the North and Central American and Caribbean region was scheduled for March 20 to April 1 in Guadalajara, Mexico, but was indefinitely postponed. Women: Ten of 12 teams have already qualified, including the reigning World Cup champion United States. China and South Korea were scheduled to play in a two-legged playoff that has been pushed back to early June. Cameroon is set to play Chile in a two-legged playoff in early April but no announcement on those matches has been made. SOFTBALL The field for the six-nation competition was set in four qualifying tournaments in 2018 and 2019. SWIMMING Most Olympic berths will be determined at national trials. The U.S. meet is scheduled for Omaha, Nebraska, on June 21-28; Australia's is scheduled for June 14-19 in Adelaide; Japan's national championship is in Tokyo on April 1-8. The final two events on the TYR Pro Swim Series, a big part of pre-Olympic training, are scheduled for April 16-19 in Mission Viejo, California, and May 6-9 in Indianapolis. TABLE TENNIS The U.S. already wrapped up qualifying, with three men and three women earning spots in Tokyo. Qualifying elsewhere was still in progress and scheduled to continue through May. But the International Table Tennis Federation suspended all activities until the end of April and recommended that continental associations follow that decision. An emergency meeting of the ITTF executive committee is scheduled for Monday. TENNIS The International Tennis Federation says Olympic eligibility still will be based on the WTA and ATP rankings of June 8, even though more than a month of the tours' schedules in March and April have been scrapped. Requirements related to minimum participation in Fed Cup or Davis Cup remain in place — as does an appeal process for players who do not meet those standards. VOLLEYBALL The qualification was completed in January with the 12 teams for both the men’s and women’s competitions already set. WATER POLO Men's and women's qualification tournaments scheduled for this month have been postponed until May. At stake are the final three spots for the 12-team men's field and the last two openings in the 10-team women's competition. The U.S. men and women have already qualified. WEIGHTLIFTING Spots are decided by the world ranking. The continental championships next month were meant to be the last gold-level events offering extra qualifying points. However, the European, Asian and African championships have all been postponed along with another gold-level event, junior worlds. WRESTLING The U.S. trials that had been scheduled for April 4-5 in State College, Pennsylvania, have been postponed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

PBA: Practices shut down for 2 weeks due to COVID-19 outbreak

Two days after indefinitely suspending its current season due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the PBA is now also suspending practice for all 12 of its teams. In a memo signed by Commissioner Willie Marcial Friday, the PBA will strictly impose a two-week break from practice for all PBA teams. Scrimmages and other related activities are otherwise not allowed. The break will start Saturday, March 14. "We seek your utmost cooperation and compliance and enjoin everyone to keep safe and follow the guidelines set by out government health workers to avoid the spread of the virus," the memo read. With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, teams have done their own preventive measures like Phoenix already suspending all team activities and Magnolia and Northport doing closed-door practices. As of posting time, the Deparment of Health reports 52 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, with five deaths. 47 of the confirmed cases and all five deaths are from Metro Manila. According to South China Morning Post's live updates, there are almost 132,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide, with almost 81,000 from mainland China. Almost 5,000 have been confirmed dead from the virus. On Thursday, President Rodrigo Duterte put the National Capital Region on community quarantine as COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

AVC postpones Asian men’s club championship in Thailand

In light of the recent development of the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Asian Volleyball Confederation has decided to postpone the 2020 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship to a later date. According to AVC’s Twitter post on Tuesday, host Thailand have asked for the postponement of the tournament slated from April 18 to 25 in Nakhon Ratchasima. The sports’ continental governing body decided to move the tournament to August 10-17, citing concerns over the spread of the virus that already claimed thousands of lives and to best preserve the health and safety of players, officials and fans. A total of 15 teams have confirmed participation in the tourney including the 30th Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Philippine men’s volleyball team. The other participating countries are host Thailand (2), Australia, Hong Kong, Iran, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, China and Uzbekistan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2020

Global virus toll tops 4,000 – AFP tally

BEIJING, China – The global death toll from the new coronavirus passed 4,000 on Tuesday, March 10, according to AFP figures, as China reported 17 new deaths. The toll reached 4,011 in the outbreak that has spread to over 100 countries with more than 110,000 cases of infection. (READ:  Threat of coronavirus pandemic now 'very real' – WHO ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

It s like someone s hit pause on life : China turns to therapy amid virus lockdown

BEIJING, China – Therapists, counseling hotlines, and online wellness groups in China are struggling to cope with surging demand for emotional help as the coronavirus outbreak upends normal life. A shortage of mental health providers is exacerbating the problem in the country where unprecedented measures to contain the deadly outbreak have ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

China s Xi Jinping pays first visit to virus epicenter Wuhan

BEIJING, China – Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Wuhan on Tuesday, March 10, for his first visit to the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic since the crisis erupted in January – a major sign that officials believe the outbreak is under control. Xi's unannounced visit comes as unprecedented quarantine ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020