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The DOH logs 22,958 new COVID-19 cases in the country, pushing the total to 3,293,625.

Active cases are at 270,728 or 8.2% of total.

The positivity rate is at 43.5%.

Ngayong 4 PM, Enero 19, 2022, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 22,958 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19. Samantala ay mayroon namang naitalang 36,611 na gumaling at 82 na pumanaw. pic.twitter.com/JESpirSH6F

— Department of Health (@DOHgovph) January 19, 2022
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The Taliban's prime minister calls on Muslim nations to be the first to officially recognise the Afghan government that seized power in August. 

"I call on Muslim countries to take the lead and recognise us officially. Then I hope we will be able to develop quickly," Mohammad Hassan Akhund tells a conference in Kabul to address the country's massive economic crisis. 

No country has yet recognised the Taliban government, with Western nations watching to see how the hardline Islamists -– notorious for human rights abuses during their first stint in power between 1996 and 2001 -– will rule this time around. — AFP

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Flag carrier Philippine Airlines says it expects its flights to the United States to proceed as scheduled, now that U.S. authorities have resolved safety questions over the effect of new 5G transmitters on aircraft instruments when in the vicinity of certain U.S. airports.

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The Philippines reports the detection of 492 additional cases of the hyper-transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Of the total, 332 are locals, while 160 are returning overseas Filipinos.

This brings the total number of Omicron cases in the country. — Gaea Katreena Cabico

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The Center of Health Development of the DOH in Cordillera confirms the detection of two cases of Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of concern in Baguio City.

The health department reports that one is a close contact of an individual infected with COVID-19. The person is asymptomatic and without travel history outside Baguio City 14 days before specimen collection.

The specimen was collected on Dec. 14, 2021 which turned out positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 15, 2021. The specimen was then sent to Philippine Genome Center on Dec. 23, 2021 for whole genome sequencing and was reported positive for Omicron variant on Jan. 15, 2022. — The STAR/Artemio Dumlao

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The 1st Infantry Tabak Division camp in Labangan town, Zamboanga del  has been placed on lockdown after 188 of its officers and personnel were tested positive from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials said Wednesday.

Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio, commander of 1st ID based in Camp Maj. Cesar Sang-An, ordered the lockdown Monday after the number of those who contracted the virus were increasing since Sunday.

Capt. Mary Jepte Mañebog, 1st ID spokesperson said as of Tuesday night they have already logged at least 188 cases inside the camp from 119 cases last Sunday.

“The cases started when those who returned from their holiday breaks were tested positive of COVID,” Mañebog said. — The STAR/ Roel Pareño

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Germany passes 100,000 new COVID-19 infections in past 24 hours, according to health authorities. — AFP

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1Sambayan convenor Howard Calleja says the opposition coalition will be endorsing the following for senator:

Calleja says this list may expand when 1Sambayan formally announces its Senate slate on January 28. — Xave Gregorio

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The United States has called for a fresh meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korea after Pyongyang's fourth sanctions-breaking missile test since the start of the year, diplomats said Tuesday.

The closed-door meeting is expected to take place on Thursday, one diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity, saying that Albania, Britain, France, Ireland and Mexico had expressed support for the US initiative.

"We will continue to ramp up the pressure on the North Koreans," the US envoy to the world body, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said in an interview with The Washington Post. — AFP

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Australian Open organizers say they "deeply regret" the impact that the Novak Djokovic deportation saga had on other players and admitted there were "lessons to learn".

The unvaccinated men's world number one flew out of Melbourne on Sunday after he failed in a last-gasp court bid to stay and play in the opening Grand Slam of the year, where he was targeting a record 21st major title.

His dramatic departure followed a protracted, high-stakes legal battle between the 34-year-old and Australian authorities that cast a dark shadow over the tournament. — AFP

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