Philippines suspends decision to allow entry for vaccinated tourists over fears of new Covid-19 variant,


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MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines has temporarily suspended a decision to allow fully vaccinated tourists entry in a bid to prevent a new coronavirus variant from taking off in the country where most of the population remains unvaccinated. It comes as the South-east Asian nation on Monday (Nov 29) launched a three-day vaccination drive targeting nine million people as young as 12 years old in an effort to accelerate the roll-out of jabs. So far, the country has not reported any cases of the Omicron strain, which was first detected in South Africa and has since spread around the globe....