Philippines to ease lockdown as hunger and unemployment surge

Philippines to ease lockdown as hunger and unemployment surge

MANILA — The Philippines will ease the country’s lockdown starting Monday after more than two months of strict quarantine measures that officials say slowed the spread of the coronavirus, but which left millions of people jobless and hungry. In a televised...
Coronavirus latest: Philippine task force urges easing lockdown

Coronavirus latest: Philippine task force urges easing lockdown

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 5,653,821 according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll has hit 353,414. To see how the disease has...
What I learned from spending Ramadan under coronavirus lockdown

What I learned from spending Ramadan under coronavirus lockdown

GEORGE TOWN, MALAYSIA — In any normal Ramadan, the month Muslims spend daytimes fasting as part of our religious practice, I would be anticipating the delights of iftar, the meal which breaks the fast in the evening, and looking forward to the week I spend in my...