covid 19 / Philippines

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

covid 19 / Philippines

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