DOH confirms UK Covid-19 variant now in PH

MANILA The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on Wednesday confirmed the detection of the B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country after samples from a Filipino who arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Jan. 7 yielded positive genome sequencing results. DOH, in a press release, said the… Read More DOH confirms UK Covid-19 variant now in PH

Comelec issues rules for plebiscite on Palawan partition amid pandemic

MANILA The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday released guidelines for the conduct of the plebiscite that will divide Palawan into three provinces to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Comelec Resolution No. 10687 says only a maximum of five voters are allowed inside a voting center and must wear face masks… Read More Comelec issues rules for plebiscite on Palawan partition amid pandemic