Powerful typhoon slams into pandemic-hit Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines yesterday after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelters. The first typhoon to hit the country this year rapidly gained force as it blew from the Pacific then barged ashore in San Policarpio town in Eastern Samar province around noon, weather agency administrator Vicente Malano said. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin