Detroit Auto Show 2020 cancelled; venue turned into temporary COVID-19 care center

The 2020 Detroit Auto Show cancelled amidst coronavirus concerns. Image: AFP/Timothy Clary via AFP Relaxnews On Sunday, the Detroit Auto Show, originally set to take place in June, was officially cancelled; the newly-available venue was snatched up by Michigan’s governor and designated as a temporary care facility for coronavirus patients. Just like the Geneva Auto Show, New York Auto Show and now even the Paris Motor Show, which wasn’t scheduled

Stop sending memes, Russian telecoms firm pleads

Russia’s biggest telecoms provider on Friday pleaded with clients to stop sending coronavirus memes and viral videos, as networks began to overload as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Memes and keeping in good spirits are important, but it is important to be responsible about using content online,” MTS president Alexei Kornya said in a statement on the company’s website. “I’m not saying you should stop watching films online or

Actress Sylvia Sanchez, husband positive for Covid-19

ACTRESS Sylvia Sanchez and husband, businessman Arturo “Art” Atayde, tested positive for the coronavirus disease. Sanchez herself announced their test results on her Instagram page on Tuesday afternoon, informing the public that on March 24, she her husband were taken to the Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital in San Juan. The actress said she was having chills while Aytayde was coughing and had shortness of breath. Instagram photo of Sylvia Sanchez

LPG prices slashed for 3rd straight month

FOR the third consecutive month this year, oil companies will slash prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) products by about P10 per kilogram starting on Wednesday. In its advisory, Petron announced a rollback of P10.70 per kilogram in LPG prices and P6 per liter in AutoLPG prices effective at 12:01 a.m. Solane will reduce its LPG price by P9.58 per kilogram effective at 6 a.m.

303 Chinese tourists under Boracay surveillance

More than 300 Chinese tourists currently checked into various Boracay resorts on Thursday were monitored as a precautionary measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCoV), according to the Malay Task Force Against 2019 -nCoV. Barangay Emergency Health Response Teams are on the lookout as hotels and resorts are provided with guidelines for handling tourists under surveillance. None of the Chinese nationals under surveillance showed symptoms such as fever,

Kalibo International Airport

There are no flights to Kalibo International Airport in Kalibo to and from China. Kalibo is the main gateway to the well-known island. As a result, Chinese tourists, who used to make up the majority of foreign visitors to Boracay, according to the Municipal Office of Tourism, are eight islanders like tricycle drivers, saw their revenue decline by almost half. Although nCoV is considered a public health emergency, there are


The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deployed nearly 800 frontline officials to Philippine airports and ports amid the outbreak of a new coronavirus, prompting a temporary ban on travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Immigration spokeswoman Dana Sandoval assured the frontliners that their well-being and safety were of great concern, giving the risks of their occupation, as they had direct and face-to-face contact with the traveling public. ‘Immigration officials


More than 300 Chinese passengers who did not board flights back to China at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Monday sought assistance and food. Passengers were taken to NAIA Terminal 1 from Terminal 3. The Chinese Embassy and the Pacific of Cebu have reportedly addressed the escalation but no advisory has been given to passengers who are all waiting.  They are disappointed that they do not know when they


Sandiganbayan has suspended 90-day suspension of Mayor Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan of Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao pending P98 million graft and malversation charges filed against the mayor. It was created after the anti-graft court granted Sajid’s motion who voluntarily served his 90-day suspension for dignity as provided by Section 13 of the anti-graft law stating that any public prosecutor facing criminal prosecution under the proper information for on any offense


Health spokesman Eric Domingo clarified Friday that there are only 31 suspected cases of a novel coronavirus in the Philippines. The reason for people under investigation is at 56. By 12 noon today, we have two additional people under investigation reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 3. We have 31 people under investigation, including one of which turned out to be a positive and proven caseIn