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COVID-19 positive inbound travelers to be tested for new variant | Evening wRap

COVID-19 positive inbound travelers to be tested for new variant | Evening wRap
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DOH: All inbound travelers positive for COVID-19 checked for new variant

Following the detection of the new COVID-19 variant in the country, the health department or DOH says all inbound travelers who test positive for COVID-19 will be tested for the more infectious variant of the virus.

A Manila court orders the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and reporter Rambo Talabong for cyber libel over a story about an alleged corruption scheme at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, where students allegedly paid P20,000 to pass their thesis subject. 

Three months after he was ousted as speaker, Alan Peter Cayetano accuses the House now led by his rival Lord Allan Velasco of being preoccupied with politicking instead of helping address the coronavirus pandemic. 

US Vice President Mike Pence vows to ensure a safe transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden, 8 days after supporters of US President Donald Trump laid siege to the US Capitol.

Facebook users and pages are circulating a quote card falsely claiming that Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said poor people have no right to be choosy over COVID-19 vaccines since they are a burden to the government. The claim is FALSE. – Rappler.com