Update on UK COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines

UK COVID-19 CASES – Twelve (12) cases of the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 were recorded in the Bontoc town, Mountain Province.

Since 2020, the biggest global problem that exists in hundreds of nations and territories across the globe is the COVID-19 pandemic. This disease has shaken the healthcare systems of several countries in the world.

Philippines is one of the countries that recorded cases of COVID-19. As of this writing, a total of 509,887 cases of coronavirus including 10,136 deaths and 467,720 recoveries were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH).

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of changes in the country. The school calendar was not able to start in June and students are currently under blended learning as face-to-face classes are prohibited.

UK COVID-19 Cases Mountain Province
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Also, it is now a protocol that everyone must wear a face mask when going outdoors. The practice of social distancing is also mandated even in public transportations.

Unfortunately, amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has yet to end, another threat is existing now – the UK COVID-19 variant. Philippines has already recorded a case of this disease from an overseas Filipino worker (OFW).

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Recently, 12 new UK COVID-19 cases were recorded in Bontoc Town, Mountain Province. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, of the 12 new cases recorded, seven (7) patients are male and five (5) are female. There are three (3) minors and three (3) senior citizens.

DOH said that contact tracing is immediately done to curb the spread of the disease and a probe will be conducted to check on the travel histories and exposure of the patients.

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