#PlayApartTogether: WHO, gaming companies team up against Covid-19

(Eagle News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has enlisted the help of the gaming industry to disseminate and encourage observance of physical distancing and other health guidelines meant to stop the spread of COVID-19. “The games sector will launch #PlayApartTogether, an initiative to inform and encourage their vast network of users to follow the WHO’s important health guidelines – including physical distancing, hand hygiene and other powerful preventive actions to slow the spread of […]

Filipino nurse in Bonn, Germany composes music on free time, dedicates work to those fighting COVID-19 battle

(Eagle News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic puts pressure on almost everybody, particularly healthcare professionals and experts, personnel and staff, it is important for them to find some down time to relax and recharge. In Bonn, Germany, Ramil Bustos, a hospital nurse for over 25 years, relaxes at home by composing music. Asked by EBC Europe correspondent Malou Francisco on how long it takes him to do it, he says, about 15 to 20 minutes.“ […]

Nature takes back world’s empty city streets

by Laure FILLON / Julie Pacorel Agence France-Presse Paris, France (AFP) — As humans retreat into their homes as more and more countries go under coronavirus lockdown, wild animals are slipping cover to explore the empty streets of some of our biggest cities. Wild boar have descended from the hills around Barcelona while sika deer are nosing their way around the deserted metro stations of Nara, Japan. Indian social media has gone wild about footage of […]

Surviving quarantine: five tips from a Russian cosmonaut

Moscow, Russia (AFP) — With more than third of the global population confined to their homes to slow the coronavirus pandemic, many are worried how long they will be cooped up. But being quarantined can be “a good thing” and something “to enjoy,” says veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. The 61-year-old, who has made five flights to space spending a combined 671 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS), says the main thing is to […]

WATCH: Five 30-second indoor exercises

WASHINGTON DC (Eagle News) — Looking for a quick morning workout but can’t get to the gym? Or following the #StayAtHome trend, EBC Washington DC Bureau Correspondent Ken Cruz, shows EBC International viewers quick and easy workouts. © Eagle News

“Buhay Bahay” of EBC’s “E25 Records” gives a positive take on life under community quarantine

  (Eagle News) – How will you deal with life under quarantine or social distancing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak worldwide? This song, “Buhay Bahay” (House Life) of E25 Records performed by Filipino rapper “Rapido” describes how this life is as millions of people affected by this virus is changing lifestyles across the world. In the song, E25 Records artist Rapido gives a positive spin and some advice to those forced to life under […]

‘Selfie app’ to keep track of quarantined Poles

WARSAW, Poland (AFP) — Poland on Friday launched a smartphone app allowing people under a mandatory 14-day quarantine for coronavirus to send selfies to let authorities know they are indeed staying home. “People in quarantine have a choice: either receive unexpected visits from the police, or download this app,” Karol Manys, digital ministry spokesman, told AFP. The “Home quarantine” app is intended for people undergoing the mandatory 14-day quarantine after returning from abroad, he said. […]

WATCH: Telecommuting and tele-schooling : San Antonio, Texas update

WASHINGTON D.C. (Eagle News) —  “The balance of having to be a mom at the same time and…working and at the same time—having to care for my five-year-old daughter has been a little bit of a challenge.” Czara Venegas is An Equal Opportunity Advisor from U.S. Department of Defense, shares with Eagle News International Washington, D.C. how the COVID-19 lockdown is affecting work life and mom life. Enter Telecommuting and Tele-schooling. “We try to maintain […]

Madrid launches coronavirus app

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — At the epicenter of Spain’s coronavirus outbreak, the Madrid region is launching an appl to help anyone feeling unwell evaluate their symptoms without ringing the overburdened call centers. Currently available online at, the tool “will be made available within days as a mobile application”, the regional government said on Thursday. “This application aims to help avoid the collapse of the Madrid region’s telephone helplines. Carry out this self-test only if […]

Staying positive amid COVID-19 outbreak in Luxembourg

    (Eagle News) — Amid the rising cases of the coronavirus disease worldwide, people in the midst of the crisis are trying to stay positive amid the outbreak. In Luxembourg, virus cases have risen to 140.  These photos show an empty office cafeteria there. The once bustling food center has empty chairs and tables.  Food are packed individually as lunches or snacks, ready just for pick-up by customers to reduce personal contact and prevent […]

Internet platforms vow joint effort to stem virus misinformation

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The large US internet platforms have pledged a joint effort to root out misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic and to promote “authoritative content” about the crisis. A joint statement was issued late Monday by Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Reddit along with Google-owned YouTube and Microsoft-owned LinkedIn. “We are working closely together on COVID-19 response efforts.” the joint statement said. “We’re helping millions of people stay connected while also jointly […]