Philippines bans poultry importation from Australia due to bird flu

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has imposed a temporary ban on the importation of fowls and their byproducts from Australia due to the outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in the said country. Agriculture Secretary William Dar issued...

DOH still studying if G strain of virus caused spike in COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — The increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country cannot be traced yet to the presence of the G variant of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—even if such variant has already been spotted in June, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario...