Two Covid-19 variants–UK and South Africa variants–are now all over Metro Manila, the Department of Health confirmed.
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that these variants are now in all cities in Metro Manila.
“That is factual. In all of the cities, we have either the UK variant or the South Africa variant. Also in other cities, they have both UK variant and South Africa variant,” she said.
The DOH official said that the new variants drive the fresh surge in Covid-19 cases but stressed that poor compliance with health protocols was the root cause.