Posts Tagged philippine genome center

No Omicron variant in the country yet — PGC

Maris Federez   •   December 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Health authorities have yet to record a single trace of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the country. Nevertheless, the Philippine Genome Center still does not discount the...

DOH calls for strict granular lockdown in areas with Delta variant threat

Maris Federez   •   July 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday called on local government units (LGUs) to intensify their border control, the implementation of the Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate (PDITR) strategy, and the...

Genome Center: Spread of highly transmissible variants in homes among factors in COVID-19 case surge in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   April 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The spread of highly transmissible variants of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through homes contributes to the surge of infections in the country, the Philippine Genome Center said Tuesday....

No case of Brazilian P.1 COVID-19 variant in PH yet — Philippine Genome Center

Marje Pelayo   •   March 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Genome Center has clarified reports that the P.1 COVID-19 variant first detected in Brazil has allegedly penetrated the Philippines. The report surfaced on Wednesday (March...

No B.1.1.7 variant detected among 48 samples sequenced — DOH, PGC

Maris Federez   •   January 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reports that the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) was only able to sequence 48 samples for the fourth batch of sequencing. This, 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...

No UK COVID-19 variant detected in PH—DOH

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) assured that the UK variant of the SARS-COV-2 virus has not yet been detected in the country. This is amid reports that...

Mutated coronavirus strain detected in the Philippines

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 17, 2020

Researchers from the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) has detected a new mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus called G614 in the Philippines. Based on their report published on August 13, the...


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