UK Variant of COVID-19 Recorded in the Philippines
UK VARIANT OF COVID-19 – The first case of the UK variant of coronavirus in the Philippines was detected in a 29-year-old man from Quezon City.
The COVID-19 pandemic is undeniably the biggest global challenge that several nations faced in 2020. In fact, until now, this pandemic that affected over 200 nations and territories across the globe is still present.
The Philippines is one of the countries that logged cases of COVID-19. As of this writing, the Department of Health (DOH) has recorded a total of 494,605 including 9,739 deaths and 459,252 recoveries.
The pandemic brought a lot of changes in the Philippines. Currently, the delivery of education is through online classes and modules. The wearing of face mask and the practice of social distancing also became protocols when going outdoors.
Currently, there is a ray of hope to stop the spread of the COVID-19 following the development of vaccines. However, amid the availability of the vaccines now, a UK variant of COVID-19 crossed the surface.
Several nations have confirmed cases of the said COVID-19 variant. One of these countries is the Philippines.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the first case of the UK variant of COVID-19 was detected in a man from Quezon City. The patient is aging 29 years old and he’s a returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW).
The said man is from United Arab Emirates. Currently, he and his girlfriend are under quarantine and contact tracing on the other passengers who shared the same flight as his is being conducted.
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