Covid-19 has now killed over 439,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 16:
Maria Ressa, 56, and her news site Rappler have been the target of legal action and probes after publishing stories critical of Duterte's policies, including his drug war that has killed thousands.
Campaigners want an independent probe into the socio-economic issues that led to minorities being more vulnerable to Covid-19.
Leaders in the US and Europe are weighing the risks and rewards of lifting Covid-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop.
President Duterte has repeatedly threatened to impose military rule in the Philippines where the mere words evoke the worst rights abuses of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship.
The virus has killed more than 80,000 people and has spread to 209 countries and territories. Here are the latest updates for April 7:
The US Senate unanimously passed a $2-trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
Mayor Francis Zamora of the Philippine capital's San Juan area said the gunman also shot one person at the V-Mall. The victim was in stable condition at a nearby hospital.
As the death toll from the Chinese epidemic jumped to 80 with those affected worldwide approaching 3,000, analysts say there are growing fears the crisis could become as bad as the SARS outbreak that hammered Asian markets in 2003.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 sent people scrambling as it shook buildings and disrupted power supply in the central area of the Philippines' southern island of Mindanao, killing at least two and injuring dozens, authorities said.
The report found an average of 40 percent children aged five and below in southeast Asia are malnourished, as busy working parents do not have the time, money or awareness to steer clear of food hurting their kids.
Two people on the ground were also injured and taken to a hospital.
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