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Prior to first new variant case, UAE not on Philippines travel ban list

The list of countries government imposed travel restrictions on reached more than 30 nations, but the United Arab Emirates where the first Filipino case came from has is not among them despite having "limited cases" confirmed by officials there......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 14th, 2021

Travel ban now covers UAE, Hungary, extended until Jan. 31

The Philippines has extended the travel ban on countries with confirmed cases of the UK variant of the coronavirus until the end of January and has added the United Arab Emirates and Hungary to the list, the Palace said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

China, 4 other countries now in travel ban list

Travelers from China and four other countries are not allowed to enter the Philippines starting Jan. 13 as a precautionary measure against the entry of a new coronavirus variant, Malacanang said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Why China is not in Philippines travel restriction list

China and other territories not yet verified by the World Health Organization for cases of the new variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 remain excluded from travel restrictions to the Philippines, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

DoTA 2 star N0tail sees eSports thriving in new normal

With physical distancing being enforced and mass gatherings being prohibited during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most, if not all major sports have taken big blows.  While most professional sports are slowly getting back on their feet, it might take a while - if ever - for the live sports experience to return to normal.  For eSports, an industry that really doesn’t require physical interaction or mass gatherings, surviving and thriving in the new normal should not be an issue, and DoTA star Johan “N0tail” Sundstien is confident that will be the case.  Speaking to a handful of Filipino media before his 1 on 1 DoTA 2 battle with Filipino gamer Zedrik “Jeff” Dizon, N0tail spoke about how the eSports industry can survive, how it has grown since he began playing, and what Jeff’s 2020 Red Bull r1v1r Runes Championship can do for the Filipino eSports scene.  For the 26-year old native of Denmark, eSports should have little to no problems getting back on track after the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Yeah, I think eSports is in way better shape than other physical sports, for sure. Physical sports, sports in general, have probably made more of a business and they’ve been used to offline events and monetizing fans coming into stadiums, so obviously they’re having a much harder time than we would be,” N0tail explained.  Prior to eSports exploding and becoming a live attraction, tournaments were done mainly online, and N0tail believes that this is one of the industry’s advantages especially in the ’new normal’.  “We come from a place where we used to have online tournaments, we used to do these things online purely, and when [the COVID-19 virus pandemic] happened, I think all streaming and all online entertainment platforms had this opportunity to thrive and to exist. It’s a good time to be playing video games and not doing live music or something like that.”  “The Coronavirus] hit a lot of people pretty hard, but we have a good chance,” he added.  Speaking of the explosion of eSports, N0tail recalls the industry’s humble beginnings and how far it has come now.  “When I started, it was nowhere near what it is today. Today, obviously, we travel the world, have all these tournaments, have so many more viewers than we’ve ever had,” N0tail said. “Humanity really likes games, obviously, chess, sports, any kind of game for entertainment, and we’ve come a very long way. We’re way more professional, and financially, way more stable.”  The prizes now have also come a long, long way from what they used to be, N0tail shared.  “Ten years ago, we were playing for headsets and a couple hundred dollars, and now it’s way, way bigger, for millions. It keeps going up, it keeps getting more traction and attention, and I like to see that trend, I hope it keeps going.”  The Philippines has slowly emerged as a hotbed for eSports talent, and Ateneo’s Zedrik  “Jeff” Dizon could be on his way to becoming a top star following his 2020 Red Bull R1v1r Runes Championship victory.  Apart from the win, Jeff also had the opportunity to go one-on-one with N0tail, Team Captain of the 2-time The Internationals champions Team OG.  For an established name and veteran like N0tail, being able to compete against people from all over the world is always a sign of progress for eSports.  “DoTA connects people, and whenever somebody from one region that might be weaker plays against another region that might be stronger, or even if they’re both strong or equally [matched], DoTA is a game of ideas and experience, so whenever there’s this cross-country or cross-region game happening, I think there’s always progress. It’s the same when we shape a metagame, when those events were happening, all these teams came together, you quickly saw ideas transfer and a meta being formed between regions and, SC might be doing something one way and it might take something that Europe or NA might be doing, so everytime that it happens, I think it’s a postive thing.”  “It makes the ideas evolve and they evolve into something better,” he added.  Jeff came up big against N0tail in their one-on-one match, winning 2-1. Catch the replay HERE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

DOH Investigates a Pneumonia Case with History of Travel from Wuhan, China

The Department of Health (DOH) today disclosed that it is currently investigating the case of a five-year-old who traveled from Wuhan, China and was admitted in Cebu City for manifesting fever, throat irritation, and cough prior to entering the Philippines. The case was immediately reported to the Regional Epidemiology & Surveillance Unit of Central Visayas […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

Girlfriend, mom of Philippines first case of new COVID-19 variant cleared of mutation

The girlfriend and mother of the Philippines’ first case of the new coronavirus variant feared to be more infectious tested negative for the mutated virus, the Quezon City government announced......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

New coronavirus variant in Philippines as early as December 10

The new coronavirus variant, B.1.1.7, which is feared to be more infectious, has been in the country over a month before the Department of Health (DOH) reported the first case of the mutated virus, but experts affiliated with DOH insist that the country was still early to detect the new variant......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

First UK Covid-19 variant patient tests negative in latest swab — QC gov’t

MANILA, Philippines — The first case of B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (Covid-19 UK variant) in the country who is a  Quezon City resident, has tested negative in his latest swab test but will still remain at the quarantine center, the Quezon City government said Friday. “The Quezon City government announces that the resident who tested positive […] The post First UK Covid-19 variant patient tests negative in latest swab — QC gov’t appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Filipino with new variant now negative for COVID-19; monitoring to continue

The index case, a 29-year-old real estate agent, arrived in the Philippines on January 7 from a business trip in Dubai, United Arab Emirates......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Philippines expands travel ban to include UAE, Hungary

The United Arab Emirates had been reporting cases of the new coronavirus variant in December 2020, but Philippine officials are only banning travelers from the Gulf state now......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Philippines travel ban on over 30 countries extended

After confirmation that a Filipino had been infected with the UK variant of COVID-19 following a business trip in Dubai, the Philippine government extended yesterday for another 15 days the travel restrictions on 33 countries with known cases of new coronavirus strains and expanded the restriction to cover the United Arab Emirates and Hungary......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Phl extends travel restrictions on 32 countries

The Philippine government on Friday extended travel restrictions on 32 countries with reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant until 31 January. It means that foreigners from the said countries are barred from entering the Philippines until the end of the month. Covered by the travel restrictions are the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Australia, […] The post Phl extends travel restrictions on 32 countries appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Philippines extends travel ban over new coronavirus variant

The Philippine government extended the ban on foreign travelers coming from 32 countries over the new and more infectious coronavirus variant, Malacañang announced......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

EDITORIAL - It’s here

With international travel still allowed for several countries, it was just a matter of time before the new variant of COVID-19 reached the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Pagpapalawig sa travel restrictions dedesisyunan ng IATF ngayong araw

MANILA, Philippines – Nakasalalay sa kalalabasan ng miting ng Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) mamayang hapon ang desisyon kung palalawigin ang travel restrictions sa 33 bansa na na-detect na mayroon ng bagong variant ng COVID-19. “Ang desisyon po ng Presidente noong siya po ay nag-imposed ng travel restrictions.. it is subject to extension by the IATF. […] The post Pagpapalawig sa travel restrictions dedesisyunan ng IATF ngayong araw appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Philippines confirms first case of new COVID-19 variant

Health authorities on Wednesday night reported the country's first case from the new variant of the coronavirus through a Filipino who arrived back to Manila from the United Arab Emirates on January 7. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Gov t must extend travel ban on countries with cases of new COVID-19 variant — OCTA

The Philippines imposed travel ban on foreign travelers coming from 33 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States and China. The travel bans will last only until Friday, January 15......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

China yet to be included in list of 26 on travel ban

The government has not yet included China in travel restrictions because there is no confirmed report of the more contagious COVID-19 variant in that country, Malacanang said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Hontiveros wants China included in travel ban over new coronavirus variant

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros called Tuesday on the government to include China in the Philippines’ travel ban on countries with confirmed cases of the new coronavirus variant which was first identified in the United Kingdom and is feared to be more infectious than the original variant......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

‘Dapat pasagasaan kayo sa eroplano,’ says Go of those skirting travel ban

MANILA, Philippines — There should be no exemptions in the implementation of travel restrictions following the outbreak of a new coronavirus variant in other countries, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said Monday. In a statement, Go said that he received reports regarding attempts of some individuals to skip certain guidelines imposed by the government on travelers. […] The post ‘Dapat pasagasaan kayo sa eroplano,’ says Go of those skirting travel ban appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021