Reuters: Philippines on alert as COVID-19 infections hit 2-month high

Reuters: Philippines on alert as COVID-19 infections hit 2-month high. “Philippine officials on Friday warned against a rise in COVID-19 cases over the New Year period as infections in the Southeast Asian country hit a two-month high, amid concerns that the highly contagious Omicron variant of the virus could spread. The health ministry recorded 2,961 new coronavirus infections on Friday and reported a positivity rate of 10.3%, double the 5% recommended by the World Health Organization.”

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