PH yet to ban travel from other nations with new COVID-19 strain: AÑO

MANILA, Dec 28 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines would not yet ban travel from other countries with the new COVID-19 strain found in the UK unless there’s community transmission there, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Sunday. Beginning Dec. 24, Manila already suspended...

New SARS-COV-2 variant doesn’t make vaccines ineffective

MANILA, Dec 28 (Mabuhay)– It is early to tell whether the existence of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 found in the United Kingdom will affect the development of vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and the immunity of those who have been inoculated in...

Tourists can now get P750 RT-PCR test at PCMC — DOT

MANILA, Dec 28 (Mabuhay)– Tourists can now apply for a PHP750 reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC), the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Monday. During the signing of a memorandum...