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Stern punishment awaits Public Health Law violators in Bahrain

Stern punishment awaits Public Health Law violators in Bahrain

Bahrain recently warned the public against violating any preventive measures implemented by the Kingdom, noting they will impose immediate and decisive action against perpetrators.   According to a report by The Daily Tribune News of Bahrain, the Kingdom’s Public...

4.3 million medical masks seized in a storage facility in Saudi 

4.3 million medical masks seized in a storage facility in Saudi 

Saudi officials have confiscated 4.3 million masks being stockpiled at a storage facility in Jeddah, claiming the facility violated commercial regulations Arab News reported.   The masks, according to the Ministry of Commerce, have been stockpiled with the...

Saudi confirms second death from, 133 new cases of COVID-19

Saudi confirms second death from, 133 new cases of COVID-19

Saudi Arabia has reported its second fatality from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), along with 133 new cases. According to a report by Saudi Press Agency, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Health has confirmed its second death from the virus, as well as 133 new cases—bringing...

Filipinos called ‘corona’ in Libya

Filipinos called ‘corona’ in Libya

Filipinos in Libya are being called “corona,” apparently in jest. But the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli is not laughing. “The coronavirus disease is no joke. You may think that pointing at a Filipino because he is Asian and shouting corona is a laughing matter. It is...

Saudi: Be mindful of fake news about COVID-19 cure

Saudi: Be mindful of fake news about COVID-19 cure

Saudi Arabia has warned the public against using medications and health tips they see on social media to address COVID-19, Arab News reported. The Kingdom’s Health Ministry supported the warning of the World Health Organization (WHO) about the fake news circulating...

Fine, jail time await curfew violators in Saudi

Saudi Arabia has warned the public against violating the curfew, noting that those found not following it will be jailed and fined. In a report by Al Arabiya, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior announced violators could face imprisonment and fine for as high as...

PH Embassy in Saudi suspends regular consular services

The Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia announced that it will temporarily suspend all its regular consular services following the Kingdom’s government for preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Embassy, however, will continue...

PH Embassy in Bahrain launches Children’s Learning Center

In its effort to address the needs of undocumented children as well as kids of distressed Filipinos, the Philippine Embassy in Bahrain inaugurated its “Children’s Learning Center” (CLC) on March 13 at the Embassy’s Sentro Rizal. The event also launched the first-ever...

119 new COVID-19 cases reported in Saudi Arabia

There are now 119 new cases of the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom’s Ministry of Health (MoH) posted an update on its Twitter account on Sunday. READ ALSO: Saudi Arabia imposes travel suspension to Philippines, 11 more countries Makkah had the...

Three COVID-19 recoveries reported in Kuwait

Three individuals who were among the confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Kuwait have reportedly recovered. According to an announcement on Sunday, Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah said two of them were Kuwaiti nationals and...

Filipina domestic worker in Kuwait tests positive for COVID-19

A Filipina domestic worker in Kuwait has tested positive for the coronavirus disease or COVID-19, according the Philippine Embassy on Thursday. The Filipina worker had close contact with a person who recently traveled to the United Kingdom. “The Philippine Embassy in...

Oman closes down borders to fight COVID-19 spread

Oman has closed down its borders and suspended public transportation in its bid to fight the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 spread. “As of tomorrow, only Omanis will be allowed to enter the country, and no Omanis will be allowed to travel abroad,” WAF News state...

Oman halts all public transport amid COVID-19 threat

Oman will suspend all means of public transport beginning March 19 to curb the spread of coronavirus disease or. Oman’s Ministry of Transport announced on Twitter that buses, taxis and ferries will be suspended until further notice. RELATED STORY: UAE suspends entry...

Saudi Arabia suspends work in private sector due to COVID-19

Saudi Arabia has announced that it will be suspending work in the private sector for 15 days in its bid to control the spread of the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. The government said that it has directed private businesses to implement work-from-home policies....

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Duterte given authority over budget to curb COVID-19

Duterte given authority over budget to curb COVID-19

The Philippine Congress has passed legislation that would give President Rodrigo Duterte the authority to realign the national budget and control over medical facilities as the country continues efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The...

FAQs: Pwede bang sumundo ang kamag-anak ko sa airport?

FAQs: Pwede bang sumundo ang kamag-anak ko sa airport?

TANONG: Pag-uwi ko ng Pilipinas, pwede bang sumundo ang kamag-anak ko sa kin sa airport (NAIA)? SAGOT: Pwede po. Pero isang tao o kamag-anak lang ang pwedeng sumundo sa inyo na sya na ring driver ng sasakyang susundo sa inyo. Siguraduhing ang susundo sa inyo ay may...

Stay legal: Filipinos urged to update visa status in UAE

Stay legal: Filipinos urged to update visa status in UAE

As a single mother, Dubai-based OFW ‘Mariaflor’ missed majority of ‘Anna’s’ teenage life as she continued working in the UAE to provide a better life for ‘Anna’, so she figured bringing her to the country this February was the best time for them to bond. The UAE’s...

Herstory: Pinays as Agents of Positive Change

Herstory: Pinays as Agents of Positive Change

Filipino women leaders and trailblazers in the UAE reminded their fellow female compatriots that realizing their self-worth and potential significantly impact the growth and progress of their community and the country. The celebrations of the International Women’s Day...

BREAKING: Manila reports second COVID-19 patient death

BREAKING: Manila reports second COVID-19 patient death

The Department of Health confirms that a COVID-19 patient in the Philippines has died in Manila. "The reported death is patient with ID P35 confined at Manila Doctors Hospital in Manila City," the statement said. DOH is currently validating and collecting more...

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