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  • Philippines detects South African coronavirus variant

    Philippines detects South African coronavirus variant

    The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday reported the detection of the coronavirus variant initially discovered in South Africa in six COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. "The DOH, the UP-Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC), and the UP-National...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 7:57AM
  • Philippines detects 18 more COVID-19 UK variant cases bringing total to 62 —DOH

    Philippines detects 18 more COVID-19 UK variant cases bringing total to 62 —DOH

    The Department of Health (DOH), the University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC), and the UP-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) on Sunday confirmed that 18 additional UK variant cases of COVID-19 have been detected. In a...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 21 February 2021, 2:27PM
  • Does PH have own COVID-19 variant? Expert says it remains to be seen

    Does PH have own COVID-19 variant? Expert says it remains to be seen

    MANILA - Health experts have yet to determine the presence of a possible Philippine variant of COVID-19 following the detection of 2 mutations of the virus in Central Visayas. "Whether we have an emerging Philippine variant or not, that remains to...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 19 February 2021, 5:04PM
  • All patients with Covid-19 ‘mutations of concern’ have recovered -- DOH, PGC

    All patients with Covid-19 ‘mutations of concern’ have recovered -- DOH, PGC

    MANILA, Philippines - All Covid-19 patients in Central Visayas with the two detected SARS-CoV-2 mutations of concern, only exhibited mild symptoms of the coronavirus disease and have been cleared from quarantine, the Department of Health (DOH) and...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 19 February 2021, 1:53PM
  • All cases with coronavirus mutations have recovered from COVID-19 —DOH, PGC

    All cases with coronavirus mutations have recovered from COVID-19 —DOH, PGC

    All cases in Central Visayas which were found to have two coronavirus mutations of concern have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Genome Center (PGC) said Friday. "All the cases in...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 19 February 2021, 12:51PM
  • 2 coronavirus mutations of concern detected in Cebu —DOH 7

    2 coronavirus mutations of concern detected in Cebu —DOH 7

    The Department of Health (DOH) Region 7 on Thursday announced that the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) detected two coronavirus "mutations of concern" in samples from Cebu. DOH 7 spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche said 37 of 50 samples sequenced by...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 18 February 2021, 4:12PM
  • COVID-19 'variant of concern' detected in Cebu City

    COVID-19 'variant of concern' detected in Cebu City

    The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) has detected a COVID-19 "variant of concern" in Cebu City, the Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH7) said on Thursday, February 18. Dr Mary Jean Loreche, DOH7 spokesperson and chief pathologist, said in a...

    RapplerRappler • 18 February 2021, 3:31PM
  • Important to contain COVID-19 transmission to keep mutations down, says PGC chief

    Important to contain COVID-19 transmission to keep mutations down, says PGC chief

    It is important to contain the transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to avoid further mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the illness, the executive director of the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) said Tuesday. "Mutations...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 16 February 2021, 2:59PM
  • Philippines detects UK strain in 19 more COVID-19 cases, total now at 44

    Philippines detects UK strain in 19 more COVID-19 cases, total now at 44

    Philippine health authorities have detected the UK variant of the COVID-19 virus in 19 more cases, bringing the total to 44. According to the Department of Health, the additional cases were part of the sixth batch of 718 samples that were sequenced...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 12 February 2021, 9:38PM
  • Global shortage of reagents affects PH's surveillance of new COVID-19 variants

    Global shortage of reagents affects PH's surveillance of new COVID-19 variants

    The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday, February 1, that global shortage of reagents needed for genome sequencing has affected the country's surveillance of the new COVID-19 variants. In a virtual press briefing Monday morning, Health...

    RapplerRappler • 1 February 2021, 1:14PM
  • No new UK variant detected in 4th batch of samples –DOH

    No new UK variant detected in 4th batch of samples –DOH

    The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday evening announced that no UK variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was detected in the fourth batch of samples that underwent sequencing. "[T]he DOH reports that the Philippine Genome Center...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 31 January 2021, 12:17AM
  • PGC: Possible PH Covid-19 variant to surface if there are many cases

    PGC: Possible PH Covid-19 variant to surface if there are many cases

    MANILA, Philippines -- If there are more coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the country, there is a possibility that a Philippine variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus--the causative agent of the disease--could surface, the director of the Philippine...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 January 2021, 3:41PM
  • UK Covid-19 variant detected in PH

    UK Covid-19 variant detected in PH

    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)...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 13 January 2021, 8:22PM
  • UK COVID-19 variant now in the Philippines, says DOH

    UK COVID-19 variant now in the Philippines, says DOH

    MANILA (3rd UPDATE) -- The new and more transmissible coronavirus variant first reported in the United Kingdom has been detected in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday evening. "Following strengthened biosurveillance...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 13 January 2021, 8:21PM
  • DOH: UK virus variant detected in Philippines

    DOH: UK virus variant detected in Philippines

    The Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on Wednesday announced that the new coronavirus variant initially discovered in the United Kingdom has been detected in the Philippines. "The DOH and the PGC today officially confirm...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 13 January 2021, 8:11PM
  • DOH denies social media reports, says no COVID-19 variant in PH yet

    DOH denies social media reports, says no COVID-19 variant in PH yet

    MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) has denied reports on social media that the UK variant, or any new variant of COVID-19, is already in the Philippines. "The Department of Health and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC), to date,...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 12 January 2021, 1:53PM
  • More samples needed to check presence of COVID-19 variant in PH: DOST

    More samples needed to check presence of COVID-19 variant in PH: DOST

    MANILA - Philippine experts would need more samples from COVID-19 patients to check whether the mutated variant of the virus has already entered the country, the Department of Science and Technology said Friday. "Ang sabi nga sa Philippine Genome...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 9 January 2021, 12:32AM
  • DOST wants more samples to check for new COVID-19 variant in PH

    DOST wants more samples to check for new COVID-19 variant in PH

    Experts want more samples from patients with COVID-19 to check if the disease's new, more contagious variant has entered the Philippines, the Department of Science and Technology said on Friday. The Philippine Genome Center, which recently said the...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 8 January 2021, 1:18PM
  • DOH, Genome Center: No new COVID-19 variant yet in PH

    DOH, Genome Center: No new COVID-19 variant yet in PH

    The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) said on Wednesday, January 6, that the UK variant of COVID-19 - believed to be more contagious than the original variant of SARS-CoV2 - has not reached the Philippine shores yet....

    RapplerRappler • 6 January 2021, 11:35AM
  • Results on testing for new COVID variant to be out Wednesday or Thursday -- DOH

    Results on testing for new COVID variant to be out Wednesday or Thursday -- DOH

    MANILA, Philippines -- Results of the testing on whether or not the new and more infectious COVID-19 virus variant has entered the country may be released this week, the Department of Health said Monday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 4 January 2021, 3:09PM
  • Philippines to confirm in 2 weeks if new virus variant already here

    Philippines to confirm in 2 weeks if new virus variant already here

    MANILA - The Philippines will know in the next 2 weeks if a highly infectious new coronavirus variant that surfaced in the United Kingdom is already in the country, a health expert said Wednesday. Dr. Cynthia Saloma, executive director of the...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 30 December 2020, 8:54AM
  • Philippine Genome Center to assess more samples to see if new virus variant present

    Philippine Genome Center to assess more samples to see if new virus variant present

    The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) will study more recent samples to see if the new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has reached the country. According to Lei Alviz' "24 Oras" report on Monday,...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 29 December 2020, 12:06AM
  • DOST monitoring for UK COVID variant

    DOST monitoring for UK COVID variant

    The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Philippine Genome Center, is monitoring COVID-19 cases for the new variant of the virus first detected in the United Kingdom. In a public briefing on Thursday, DOST Philippine Council for...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 24 December 2020, 4:39PM
  • [ANALYSIS] A brief history of COVID-19 in the Philippines

    [ANALYSIS] A brief history of COVID-19 in the Philippines

    The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) has recently analyzed and compared the DNA sequences for all the known genomes of SARS-CoV2 obtained from Filipino COVID-19 patients . The genome is the map of all the genes in the virus. By comparing genomes,...

    RapplerRappler • 1 December 2020, 3:32PM
  • More infectious COVID-19 variant a 'minor' mutation, should be monitored: expert

    More infectious COVID-19 variant a 'minor' mutation, should be monitored: expert

    MANILA - The more infectious COVID-19 variant found in the Philippines last month is a "minor mutation" but monitoring it is important as scientists race to discover a vaccine, an infectious disease expert said Tuesday. The Philippine Genome Center...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 18 August 2020, 10:45AM
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