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.
NEWS UPDATE: The Philippine Genome Center detected two mutations of concern from Cebu City, namely E484K and N501Y. The DOH7 and PGC are investigating the mutations as a "variant of concern." | via @ryanmacasero
The Department of Health Central Visayas office says the Philippine Genome Center detected a COVID-19 'variant of concern' in Cebu City. Read:
BREAKING: Department of Health and Philippine Genome Center confirm the detection of B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country.
READ: DOH and the Philippine Genome Center confirm the detection of the UK variant of #COVID19 in PH after samples from a Filipino who arrived from UAE on January 7 yielded positive genome sequencing results. | via @KSabilloINQ
UP-Philippine Genome Center and UP Manila-NIH are tasked to handle the sequencing of COVID-19 samples for the next two weeks. They are in need of PPE, such as N95 masks, surgical masks, disposable impermeable lab gowns and caps, face shields, and shoe covers. | @EllalynRuiz
@angelicayyang LOOK: Dr. Aleyla Escueta-de Cadiz and her team from the University of the Philippines Mindanao were awarded the Newton Researcher Links Workshop grant for their study in bringing cutting edge advances in omics science through the Philippine Genome Center. | via @angelicayyang
The Philippine Genome Center in Diliman promises to conduct molecular-level research in the fields of health and medicine, agriculture, forensics and ethnicity, industry, and the environment. #ScienceNature