Posts Tagged covid-19 variant

Genome Center: Philippines yet to detect COVID variant ‘Mu’

Marje Pelayo   •   September 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC) said the new COVID-19 variant ‘Mu’ has not yet been detected in the country. UP-PGC executive director Dr. Cynthia...

More cases of Delta, other COVID-19 variants detected in the Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   July 29, 2021

(UPDATE) MANILA, Philippines — More cases of the highly infectious variants of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been detected in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday....

DOH on reported hybrid COVID-19 variant from Vietnam: ‘No need to panic’

Robie de Guzman   •   May 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday allayed public concerns over the reported hybrid coronavirus variants said to have been detected in Vietnam. In an online press...

2 cases of B.1.617 COVID-19 variant have no travel history to India – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   May 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The B.1.617 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) variant first detected in India has been found in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Tuesday. The DOH said the...

Philippines records 2 cases of COVID-19 variant first detected in India

Robie de Guzman   •   May 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The B.1.617 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) variant first detected in India has been found in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Tuesday. “Nais po naming ipaalam...

2-week travel ban covers Filipino travelers from India — DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   April 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino travelers from India are also covered in the temporary travel ban imposed by the national government, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. “Parang napag-desisyunan that...

Karagdagang 5,000 doses ng Sinovac, ipadadala ng DILG sa Pasay City

UNTV News   •   March 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sinimulan na rin ngayong araw (March 2) ang pagbabakuna sa mga healthworker sa Pasay City General Hospital (PCGH) gamit ang inisyal na 300 doses ng Sinovac vaccine...

DOH records 1,734 new cases; warns that surge in cases could lead to virus mutation

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,734 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on February 11. Based on the latest bulletin the total number of cases in the country reached...

Zamboanga City mayor appeals not to use city as point of referral for deportees from Malaysia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 9, 2021

Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco has appealed to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) not to use the city as a point of referral for Filipino deportees from Malaysia. Climaco made...

DOH says co-infection of two COVID-19 variants possible

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH) said it is possible for individuals to be infected with two coronavirus disease (COVID-19) variants. DOH Spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire said researchers in Brazil...

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