Italian nurses at the Castelli Hospital turn a doorframe into a plastic hugging area for Covid-19 patients.
More than 350,000 people were evacuated to safety, mainly residents fleeing vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas before the Typhoon Vamco passed hit the Phillipines, toppling power poles and trees and damaging homes.
The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila, trapping some people on rooftops and claiming at least one life in another part of the country.
Typhoon Goni hit Catanduanes Island before dawn with sustained winds of 225 kilometres per hour. It came a week after Typhoon Molave battered the same region, killing 22 people.
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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.
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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.
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