Police officers conduct inspections at the checkpoint near the border of Valenzuela, Bulacan, and Metro Manila, on March 19. Photo: Philippine National Police/ Public Domain
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Lockdown of Metro Manila is anti-poor migrant groups say

HONG KONG (SE): Migrant rights workers said that the lockdown of Metro Manila showed a…

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Mass at St. Theresa's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2019. the Church in Sri Lank has suspended Masses as part of the effor to combat the spread of Covid-19. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Sri Lanka imposes curfew to tackle Covid-19

COLOMBO (UCAN): The government of Sri Lanka government imposed a police curfew in several areas,…

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Mass is celebrated in an empty church broadcast live during the Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai, India, on March 21. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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India exemplifies problems facing Southeast Asia as Covid-19 spreads

South and Southeast Asia have a combined population of over two billion people and India…

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A migrant worker pulls his handcart loaded with spices through a traffic jam at a wholesale market in New Delhi in October 2019. The Church in India has been gearing up to face the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Church in India braced for Covid-19 emergency

NEW DELHI (UCAN): India came to a grinding halt at midnight on March 25 as…

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Then-archbishop of Manila, Luis Cardinal Tagle, blesses the Kalinga Centre in 2016. Photo: Facebook page of the Arnold Janssen Kalinga Centre
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Philippine lockdown tramples on the homeless and hungry

MANILA (UCAN): “There was no mass gathering. The poor fell in line and kept their…

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