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PHILIPPINES ON ALERT VS. HYBRID INDIAN/UK COVID-19 VARIANT

DOH urges strict compliance with health protocols

Vietnam last weekend said it discovered a new COVID-19 variant that spreads quickly by air and is a combination of the variants first detected in India and in the United Kingdom.

 Following the discovery, the Department of Health on Monday urged the public to continue adhering to health protocols.

As DOH awaits guidance from the World Health Organization. on the Vietname hybrid, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario, in a virtual briefing, explained that when countries report the detection of new variants, data will be sent to the World Health Organization that will give guidance to its member-countries for its management.

“For now, we still do not have sufficient evidence for this. We just need to strictly enforce minimum health protocols. We need to always remember, whatever variants that there may be here in our country, if we strictly enforce our health protocols and we get vaccinated, we are protected,” she added.

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