2 days UK Covid-19 variant detected in PH Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The new and more infectious variant of Covid-19 first reported in the United Kingdom has been detected in the Philippines. In a statement Wednesday, the Department of Health (DOH) said the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) reported the detection of the new variant, known as B117, after samples from a Filipino who arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Jan. 7 yielded positive genome sequencing results. The patient with the UK variant is a male resident of Quezon City who departed for Dubai on Dec. 27 for business purposes and arrived in the Philippines last Jan. 7 ... more