Shenzen Achieves Citywide 5G Coverage

Shenzhen City in southern China is the first city in the country to achieve full coverage of 5G independent networking, Mayor Chen Rugui announced on Monday. At a press conference, the mayor said the city has completed the goal set in 2019 to build 45,000 5G mobile base stations by the end of August 2020, in a bid to support …

QC Opens Satellite Contact Tracing Offices

The Quezon City government has opened two satellite contact tracing offices to strengthen efforts to detect and stop the spread of COVID-19 in its communities. The local government unit said it has established satellite contact tracing offices in Districts 3 and 6 to intensify the monitoring of suspected, probable and confirmed coronavirus cases in barangays. Four more satellite offices will …

US Family Turns in $1M Found On The Street

A family in the US state of Virginia was praised after turning in two large mail bags they found in the middle of the road — filled with nearly one million dollars in cash. Emily Schantz said her family was out driving when they ran over one of the bags. At first, they thought they had hit a bunch of …

Hutt River, Australia’s Oldest Micronation is No More Due to COVID-19

The 50-year reign of an Australia-based micronation formed by a “prince” has come to an end.  Hutt River, a self-declared principality, flew its own flag, issued its own passports, visas, driver’s licenses, stamps and currency and once even declared war on Australia. But the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with a giant tax bill, have forced the principality …

Talisay City Gave Wheelchairs to PWD Residents

Talisay City in the province of Cebu gave wheelchairs to persons with disability after three residents sought the assistance of the city government. Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas led the distribution of the wheelchairs to the three PWDs. One of the beneficiaries is Barangay Maghaway Councilor Mary Jean Luaña who suffered a stroke last December and lost control of her legs. …

One-legged Courier Aims to Deliver 1M Packages

China had over three million delivery workers at the end of 2019. The huge workforce accompanied the swift development of China’s e-commerce and infrastructure, which reaches almost every corner of the country. Shen Guangyu, 31, is one such delivery worker. Shen lost one of his legs at the age of six after it was sucked into a water pump in …

Duque Tagged The ‘Godfather’ of PhilHealth Mafia

Whistleblowers and senior officials at PhilHealth tagged Health Secretary Francisco Duque as the “godfather” of the state firm’s alleged mafia that pocketed billions of pesos through various corruption schemes. At Tuesday’s resumption of the Senate committee of the whole’s inquiry into alleged PhilHealth anomalies, a former anti-fraud officer and a regional vice president on leave testified that Duque either condoned …

India Set to Mass Produce COVID-19 Vaccine

India is ready to mass produce coronavirus vaccines when scientists give the go-ahead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Saturday, also launching a national project to roll out health identities for each citizen. According to Modi, three COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in India, and he identified health and economic self-reliance as the key priorities …

Event Host Turns to Online Live Selling

An events host who lost her gigs due to the coronavirus pandemic has gotten back on her feet thanks to online live selling.  Angel Castro has been hosting events since she was 18, and it has been her source of livelihood for seven years. With events getting cancelled due to lockdowns, she had to find another way to support her …