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Close contacts of Pinay diagnosed with virus variant in HK also test positive for COVID-19

Close contacts of Pinay diagnosed with virus variant in HK also test positive for COVID-19
The close contacts of the 30-year-old woman from Cagayan Valley who was found to have a new coronavirus variant in Hong Kong have also tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

advertisement Filtered By: Pinoyabroad Pinoy Abroad Published January 14, 2021 8:33pm The close contacts of the 30-year-old woman from Cagayan Valley who was found to have a new coronavirus variant in Hong Kong have also tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).According to a “24 Oras” report on Thursday, however, the close contacts did not test positive for the more transmissible coronavirus variant initially discovered in the United Kingdom.Last week, Hong Kong authorities announced that a traveler from the Philippines tested positive for the UK variant of the coronavirus.The Department of Health (DOH) said the close contacts from Metro Manila and Cagayan showed a low viral load.

The DOH later identified the passenger as a domestic helper who was negative for COVID-19 before leaving the Philippines.The DOH on Wednesday confirmed that the UK variant has been detected in the country by the Philippine Genome Center.

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