The Philippines surpasses 40,000 deaths from COVID-19.
Japanese health authorities reports its first case of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 in a traveler aged 60s from the Philippines. The variant is different from the Brazil, South African, and UK variants.
China temporarily bans travellers arriving from many countries including Belgium, France, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom due to concerns over the growing spread of COVID-19 in those countries.
The first coronavirus death outside China is reported in the Philippines. The victim was a Chinese tourist, also infected with "Streptococcus pneumoniae" and influenza B, who recently arrived in the country.