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Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

The Philippines has confirmed domestic transmission of the new, highly contagious British variant of the coronavirus, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to abandon a plan to allow some minors to go outside their homes.

Philippines extends travel ban, steps up safeguards over Covid-19 variant

Philippines extends travel ban, steps up safeguards over Covid-19 variant

The Philippines on Friday extended by two weeks a ban on travellers from more than 30 territories and countries where a more transmissible Covid-19 variant has been detected ...

More infectious Covid-19 variant found in Florida: state officials

More infectious Covid-19 variant found in Florida: state officials

A more infections variant of Covid-19 that has swept through the United Kingdom has been identified in Florida, state health officials said on Thursday, marking the third known US state to identify such a case.

Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of coronavirus variant

Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of coronavirus variant

The Philippines will ban travellers from 19 countries and territories until mid-January as a measure to keep out a new variant of the coronavirus, its transport ministry said on Tuesday.

India finds six cases of new coronavirus variant in UK arrivals

India finds six cases of new coronavirus variant in UK arrivals

India has found six people who returned from Britain in recent weeks infected with a more infectious strain of the coronavirus that has prompted a wave of panic and border closures around the world.