US confirms first case of Brazil-variant of Covid-19

The United States has confirmed the first case of a coronavirus variant that emerged in Brazil adding to the two other recently discovered variants that worries scientists due to their high transmissibility and ability to evade the body’s immune system lessening the efficacy of vaccines.

PH locates 16 more cases of UK Covid-19 variant

PH locates 16 more cases of UK Covid-19 variant

The two patients with the B117 variant were found in La Trinidad, Benguet and Calamba City, Laguna, with no known contact to any Covid-19 patient, and no travel history outside the country.

PH now has 15 UK coronavirus disease cases

PH now has 15 UK coronavirus disease cases

The Philippines now has 15 reported cases of the UK coronavirus variant after exposure to a 29-year-old Filipino who arrived in the country on January 7 with his girlfriend on a business trip from the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Wednesday.