DOH: Omicron variant not yet detected in Philippines
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Philippine Star December 1, 2021 | 5:45pm MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has not yet detected a case of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the Department of Health said Wednesday. “Just to be clear, no detection yet of Omicron. We are still processing [the] next batch of whole genome sequences,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told reporters. Vergeire also said the department is gathering information on travelers who arrived in the Philippines from South Africa. Scientists in South Africa discovered the Omicron variant, which poses a “very high” global risk, according…

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