Posts Tagged COVID-19 UK variant

Davao City boosts tracing; probes possible link of first COVID-19 variant case

Robie de Guzman   •   February 18, 2021

The city government of Davao on Thursday said it has stepped up the investigation and contact tracing on the possible source of the city’s first known case of the B.1.1.7...

QC LGU identifies 9 close contacts of UK variant case in the city

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Authorities have identified nine first-generation contacts of a former overseas Filipino worker temporarily residing at Rivers Commonwealth Quezon City after testing positive for the COVID-19 B 1.1.7 variant (UK...

DOH records 5 new cases of COVID-19 UK variant in Mt. Province, Benguet

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded five new cases of the B.1.1.7 or the UK COVID-19 variant in Mt. Province and Benguet. Based on the report, two females...

COVID-19 surge in Cebu possibly caused by holiday surge, UK variant—UP OCTA Research

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The University of the Philippines (UP) OCTA Research is looking into the surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Cebu. Dr. Guido David of the OCTA Research Team said...

Non-compliance with minimum health standards is like choosing to become transmission agent — Duque

Maris Federez   •   January 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Saturday (January 23) emphasized that breaches in compliance with the minimum public health standards are the primary driver...

UK Covid-19 variant may be more deadly —British PM

Maris Federez   •   January 23, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that the UK variant of the coronavirus disease may not just be more infectious but could also be more deadly. “We have now...

DOH recommends repeat COVID-19 tests for inbound passengers on 5th day of arrival

Marje Pelayo   •   January 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has recommended to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Technical Working Group the requirement of a repeat swab test from incoming travelers five...

‘Tantamount to discrimination’: Belmonte denounces Arayat LGU move to ban entry of QC residents

Robie de Guzman   •   January 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Monday denounced the decision of the local government of Arayat, Pampanga to restrict the entry of the city’s residents into the...

QC gov’t taking care of resident who tested positive for COVID-19 UK variant

Marje Pelayo   •   January 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Quezon City in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH) is closely monitoring the case of a resident who tested positive for the...

PH detects COVID-19 UK variant

Maris Federez   •   January 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) officially confirmed the detection of the B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country. This, after...

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