Philippines reports first cases of strain first detected in South Africa

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Philippine Department of Health on Tuesday said that it has detected the coronavirus variant first found in South Africa. Six cases have been found, including three local cases in Pasay City whose samples were collected between January 27 and February 13, said the agency.

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