Tag: virus

Duterte extends UK travel ban for another 2 weeks

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday extended the imposition of temporary travel ban on all flights from the United Kingdom (UK) following reports of a new variant of the SARS-COV-2 in the European nation. (File photo)

Elephant Santas spread virus awareness

Christmas and Thailand’s love of elephants combined Wednesday when four of the giant creatures dressed as Santa turned up at a school just outside Bangkok, complete with huge coronavirus masks. (AFP photo)

DOT backs temporary ban on UK travelers

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has thrown its “unequivocal support” to President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to temporarily ban all flights from the United Kingdom over reports of a new coronavirus strain in the Western state.

WHO: Six countries report COVID-19 on mink farms

Denmark and the United States (US) are among six countries that have reported new coronavirus cases linked to mink farms, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. (AFP photo)

‘Super-spreaders’ changing medical facts

According to researchers, a person carrying SARS-CoV-2 would infect two or three people on average. But this too is changing.

Palma asks IATF for 15-day moratorium on returning LSIs

Governor Wilter Palma (center), in this file photo, signs a document. (Mindanao Sun)

Kabasalan’s second case could be first COVID-19 local transmission: 3 musts for people in Zamboanga Sibugay

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2 PUIs die in Zamboanga Sibugay, officials placed village under total lockdown

Authorities has placed Barangay Bacalan of Ipil town under total lockdown after a person under investigation (PUI) of COVID-19 died. (Image: Mindanao Sun)

Philippine Red Cross scales up vs polio

The Philippine Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are scaling up against polio following its came back after officially being eradicated 19 years ago in the Philippines.