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PH suspends flights from UK over mutant coronavirus strain

The Philippines has ordered the temporary suspension of flights from the United Kingdom (UK) starting December 24 following reports of a new variant of COVID-19 known as B.1.1.7 spreading across the European nation.

Spike in COVID-19 cases attributed to hike in testing capacity, community transmission

The government said the sudden increase in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country is due to increased capacity to test patients and community transmission.