'COVID-19 variant may increase PH cases 15-fold'


Posted at Jan 06 2021 11:04 PM | Updated as of Jan 06 2021 11:05 PM

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Philippine scientists said they have yet to detect a local infection of the more infectious UK variant of the novel coronavirus.

That's despite one such infection found in a resident who arrived in Hong Kong from Manila last month.

If the mutated strain does reach the Philippines, a medical expert predicts it could increase coronavirus cases in the country 15-fold. - The World Tonight, ANC, January 6, 2021