Philippines closes off capital to fight COVID-19

MANILA: Police began closing off access to the Philippines’ sprawling and densely populated capital Manila on Sunday (Mar 15), imposing a quarantine that officials hope will curb the nation’s rising number of coronavirus cases. Officers armed with rifles...

Cyprus temporarily closes schools in capital over coronavirus

NICOSIA: Cyprus said on Tuesday (Mar 10) it was closing schools in the capital, banning mass gatherings and locking down a hospital to combat novel coronavirus, after three people on the Mediterranean island tested positive for coronavirus. The Republic of Cyprus had...