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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): ABS-CBN may still continue to operate even after its franchise expires on May 4, not March 30, as earlier reported.
JAKARTA (Bloomberg): Indonesia is backing calls for a coordinated global response to the coronavirus outbreak, warning that the authorities may be underestimating its impact on trade and economic growth.
MANILA: The spokesman of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday (Feb 23) that the decision of Japanese carmaker Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) to close its manufacturing plant in the Philippines in March has "minimal" impact on the economy.
BEIJING: The viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 78,000 people globally as announced by health ministries around the world as of Sunday (Feb 13).
JAKARTA: Indonesia is backing calls for a coordinated global response to the coronavirus outbreak, warning that authorities may be underestimating its impact on trade and economic growth. It’s "very important” to synchronize, Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said in a Bloomberg TV interview on Sunday (Feb 23) in Riyadh
MANILA: China has vowed to work closely with the Philippines in combating cyber-criminal activity arising from Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs), according to a statement issued by the Chinese Embassy in Manila on Sunday (Feb 23).
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had a spectacularly insensitive reaction to China’s Covid-19 epidemic during a recent interview: “I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America. Some to US.... Probably some to Mexico as well ... the fact is, it does give businesses yet another thing to consider when they go through their review of their supply chain.”
On Feb 26, the Christian holy day known as Ash Wednesday, Catholics in Malaysia and the Philippines will have dry ash sprinkled onto their heads instead of the traditional smearing of a damp grey-black ash cross. Singaporean Catholics will have to do without their ashes as the church hierarchy there has suspended all public gatherings.
UNITED NATIONS/BEIJING: The Covid-19 (coronavirus) has infected nearly 78,000 people globally. The World Health Organisation has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.