Health authorities said they have found 16 more cases of the new variant of the coronavirus that first emerged in the UK and advised a northern town where most of them were detected to extend its lockdown.
Health authorities on Saturday said they have found 16 more cases of the new variant of the coronavirus that first emerged in the United Kingdom last year and advised a northern town where most of
First caseOf the 16 new cases, three have recovered, Vergeire said.Ruby Constantino, Cordillera regional director of the DOH, said one Bontoc native, who had migrated to the United Kingdom, and his family all tested negative for the coronavirus when they arrived in the country in December to spend Christmas with his parents.
He and his family stayed in Bontoc from Dec. 14 to Dec. 20 and also visited Sagada and other towns in Mountain Province.“We can be blindsided if we focus only on the UK migrant,” she said.Sentinel siteA sentinel site is a community under surveillance from which in-depth data are gathered and analyzed.Read more: Inquirer »
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