Coronavirus: Philippines finds first local cases of Delta variant; Australia renews call for probe into pandemic’s origins


The Philippines has recorded the country’s first locally acquired cases of the more infectious Delta variant, prompting authorities to reimpose stricter coronavirus measures in some areas as health experts sought bans on social gatherings.The country is battling one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in Asia, but infection numbers have been declining since peaking in March and April, allowing for a gradual relaxation of restrictions.Sixteen people had been found with the Delta variant, including…

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