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Rights groups: Arrests over facemasks could mean abuse, COVID risk in crowded cells

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights on Thursday stressed the need for “reasonable and humane disciplinary measures” for quarantine violators after President Rodrigo Duterte issued an order for their arrest. The Departments of Justice and of the Interior and Local Government are still crafting guidelines on the president’s …

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FDA grants EUA to Moderna jab

Medical worker Robert Gilberson loads a syringe with Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to be administered by nurses at Kedren Community Health Center in South Central Los Angeles, California in this Feb. 16 file photo. (AFP) MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of the vaccine developed …

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