Philippines' Sulu province self-isolates after new Covid-19 variant found in nearby Malaysia

Philippines' Sulu province self-isolates after new Covid-19 variant found in nearby Malaysia

The Straits Times - Asia·2020-12-31 15:03

MANILA (REUTERS) - A province of islands in the southern Philippines will seal itself off for an initial two weeks from Monday (Jan 4) to keep out a new Covid-19 variant found in nearby Malaysia, its governor said.

Sulu, home to more than 900,000 people, currently has just two known active cases of the coronavirus, from 242 so far recorded, of which 12 were deaths.

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