Philippines reports 539 new coronavirus cases, 14 new deaths

The Philippines eased strict health measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, allowing barbershops and beauty salons to operate. (AP)
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Updated 14 June 2020

Philippines reports 539 new coronavirus cases, 14 new deaths

  • One duplicate case was removed from the total number of infections reported as of June 13

MANILA: The Philippines reported 539 more coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 25,930.
The Department of Health also recorded 14 additional fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, taking the death toll to 1,088.
One duplicate case was removed from the total number of infections reported as of June 13, it added.


Spain’s former king leaving country amid financial scandal

Updated 03 August 2020

Spain’s former king leaving country amid financial scandal

  • The 82-year-old former king is credited with helping Spain peacefully restore democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975
  • Marred by scandals in the later years of his reign, Juan Carlos in 2014 abdicated in favor of his son Felipe VI

MADRID: Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, says he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal.
The royal family’s website on Monday published a letter from Juan Carlos to his son, King Felipe VI, saying “I am informing you of my considered decision to move, during this period, out of Spain.”
Spain’s prime minister recently said he found the developments about Juan Carlos — including investigations in Spain and Switzerland — “disturbing.”
The 82-year-old former king is credited with helping Spain peacefully restore democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.
But marred by scandals in the later years of his reign, Juan Carlos in 2014 abdicated in favor of his son Felipe VI, losing the inviolability protection Spain’s Constitution grants to the head of state.
The royal house has denied that Felipe had any knowledge of his father’s alleged financial irregularities.