Details on the Cases of COVID-19 Variant from India Recorded in PH
COVID-19 VARIANT FROM INDIA – The Philippines recorded the first cases of COVID-19 variant that was detected in Indian communities amid the global pandemic.
Several countries in the world are currently suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 200 nations and territories recorded cases of this coronavirus disease. Unfortunately, several countries detected new variants of the said disease.
India is one of those nations hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. It even led to a point where mass cremation is taking place and hospitals ran out of oxygens already.
Doctors plead for help as they can no longer accommodate all the patients and they failed to obtain oxygen supply. Many patients are receiving treatment inside the vehicles due to hospitals going beyond their capacities already.
A new variant of COVID-19 was detected in India. Several countries set restrictions in the pursuit to prevent the entry of the said variant in their nation as part of the global fight against the pandemic.
However, the COVID-19 variant from India has reached the Philippines. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the patient arrived from Oman last April 10. He quarantined in a hotel in the National Capital Region (NCR) and was cleared as “recovered” last April 26. Currently, the person is in Region XII
Based on the report, the other case was also an overseas Filipino worker (OFW). The person came from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and quarantined in a facility in Central Luzon. The said person was declared recovered last May 6 and is currently in Region V.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), 105 Filipinos who have travelled history to India have arrived in the Philippines before the travel restrictions were implemented but the two (2) travelers who tested positive for the Indian variant of coronavirus were not part of those. They also have not been to India.
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