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Duterte hopes UK variant not ‘more dangerous’ than original

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos UK VARIANT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases core members prior to his talk to the people at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Wednesday night (Jan. 13, 2021). Duterte is hoping that the UK variant would … Continue reading

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DOH confirms UK Covid-19 variant now in Philippines

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on Wednesday confirmed the detection of the B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country after samples from a Filipino who arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Jan. 7 yielded positive genome sequencing results. DOH, in a press … Continue reading

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74 overseas travelers checked for new Covid-19 variant

By Kris Crismundo   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The samples of 74 overseas travelers positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are being examined at the Philippine Genome Center and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine to detect the new variant of coronavirus, which is reported to be more contagious. In a Palace briefing Tuesday, National Task Force … Continue reading

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DOT backs expanded travel ban amid new Covid-19 variant

File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) throws its full support for the implementation of more stringent entry protocols in view of the confirmed new Covid-19 variant. “While we favor the resumption of inbound travel to stimulate economic recovery, we value above all else the health and safety of our people. … Continue reading

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Philippine travel ban expands to 19 countries over new Covid-19 strain

By Azer Parrocha   Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Philippines on Tuesday banned “all foreign travelers” from the United Kingdom (UK) and 19 other countries and areas from entering the country following reports of a new strain of coronavirus found in the UK. In a memorandum issued by Executive Secretary … Continue reading

Ontario Provides Update on Ontario Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant
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Ontario Provides Update on Ontario Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant

News Release Ontario Provides Update on Ontario Cases of COVID-19 UK Variant TORONTO — Today Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, provided an update on confirmed cases in Ontario of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK. This variant has now been detected in multiple countries beyond the UK, and … Continue reading

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Travel ban mulled on countries with transmission of new strain

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   Ninoy Aquino International Airport (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Travel restrictions would be considered as soon as a country reports community transmission of the new variant of SARS-COV-2, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Saturday. The DOH clarified that the ban can be considered only when transmission of the … Continue reading