A medical worker shows a negative Covid-19 antigen test result in Quezon City, the Philippines, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
A medical worker shows a negative Covid-19 antigen test result in Quezon City, the Philippines, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: in the Philippines, more than 2 in 5 people tested for Covid-19 have it; Japan’s daily cases top 13,000

  • The positivity rate has surged to 46 per cent in the Philippines – more than four times the level at the end of 2021. Cases jumped amid year-end holidays
  • Elsewhere, Indonesia begins booster roll-out; South Korea’s curbs force some out of work; and Covid-19 deaths hit a fresh high in Australia’s New South Wales

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A medical worker shows a negative Covid-19 antigen test result in Quezon City, the Philippines, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
A medical worker shows a negative Covid-19 antigen test result in Quezon City, the Philippines, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
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