‘Saddest one million record’: How netizens reacted after Philippines COVID-19 tally exceeds 1 million-mark

The Philippines broke another record in Southeast Asia as its total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases breached the one-millionth mark. Experts said there has been a decrease in the daily COVID-19 infections on Metro Manila last week following the reimposition of the modified enhanced community quarantine. However, the numbers are still high compared with what the country reported before March. …

Condé Nast’s Epicurious says no to beef recipes amid push for ‘sustainable’ cooking

U.S. food publication Epicurious said that beef will no longer feature in its content to encourage readers to cook in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way. Environmental reasons have informed the website’s decision, which cited the high carbon footprint and huge ecological impact of the staple. Scrutiny is intensifying over the role meat production plays in climate change and environmental …

Facebook, Spotify team up to allow in-app music listening

Facebook is expanding its partnership with Spotify to create a mechanism for listening to full songs within the social network, which recently has been turning its attention to audio offerings. In 27 markets, paying Spotify subscribers will be able to listen to audio content — including full music tracks and podcasts — on Facebook, using a miniplayer to allow continued …

Amid criticism, US to export up to 60 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses

The United States will send up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine abroad, officials announced, as President Joe Biden pledged to “be there” for India in its hour of need. Critics have accused Washington of “hoarding” the British-developed vaccine, which is not authorized in the country and will likely not be required to vaccinate Americans. The issue …

NCOV UPDATE 5/5

As of 5 p.m. on May 5, there were over 155 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll reaching 3.2 million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 133 million recoveries. The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 33 million confirmed cases and over 592,000 …

Maskless Thai PM fined as coronavirus cases spike

Thailand’s prime minister was fined for not wearing a mask after new Covid-19 restrictions came into force to try to halt the country’s spiralling outbreak. Wearing masks is now compulsory in public spaces in 49 provinces and the capital, Bangkok — where the latest outbreak has been traced back to a nightlife district. Some locations are backing up that requirement …

50 times faster than 5G, Huawei’s 6G launch set for 2030

Huawei’s rotating chairman announced that the Chinese technology giant will launch its 6G networks in 2030, which is 50 times faster than 5G. He made the remarks at the recent Huawei global analysts conference in Shenzhen, in south China’s Guangdong province. Communication has always been one of Huawei’s strengths. Its 5G is already significantly ahead of its rivals, and the …

Amerika, dapat makipagtulungan sa WHO kaugnay ng pananaliksik sa pinagmulan ng coronavirus – Tsina

Sinabi kamakailan ng Kagawaran ng Estado ng Amerika, na planong iharap ng Amerika ang bagong mungkahi sa World Health Organization hinggil sa gawain ng WHO sa pananaliksik sa pinagmulan ng coronavirus sa ikalawang yugto. Kaugnay nito, ipinahayag noong Abril 28 ng Tagapagsalita ng Ministring Panlabas ng Tsina, ang pag-asang isasagawa ng Amerika ang kooperatibong pakikitungo, huwag gawing pulitikal ang pananaliksik …

Study says Filipinos turned to sweets more than ever since the start of COVID-19 pandemic

Data based on Filipinos’ Google searches showed that their sweet cravings intensified since the coronavirus pandemic started, according to an online shopping aggregator. iPrice Group reported that based on the Philippines’ keyword searches from October 2019 to November 2020, interest in chocolates, sweets and candies increased compared to 2019. The search interest was based on the keywords “sweets,” “candy,” “chocolates,” …