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Quezon Metropolis to do tracing, testing after transient checks optimistic for brand new COVID-19 variant

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(Philstar.com) – February 11, 2021 – 9:23am

MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon Metropolis authorities stated it would conduct contact tracing and testing in Barangay Commonwealth after studying that a person contaminated with the extra contagious coronavirus variant was staying within the space.

The town authorities stated it was solely advised Wednesday {that a} 35-year-old man who examined optimistic for the extra transmissible variant was staying in an condo within the Riverside group with a companion.

“We’re performing in a short time to isolate the 2, and to conduct intensive contact tracing and testing within the space. It’s now unlucky that we realized about this solely now,” Mayor Pleasure Belmonte stated in a launch Thursday.

The person was among the many extra instances of the B.1.1.7 variant reported by the Division of Well being final week and was tagged as a resident of Liloan, Cebu.

The person and his companion can be transferred to the Hope Facility Thursday.

The Quezon Metropolis authorities stated the person was a former abroad Filipino employee who returned to the Philippines in August 2020 and stayed in Cebu. In November, he moved to Sucat in Parañaque Metropolis.

He took a swab take a look at on January 17 and on the subsequent day, he examined optimistic for COVID-19 and his pattern was despatched to the Philippine Genome Heart for sequencing. He was staying at a quarantine lodge in Manila till his manning company transferred him to an condo in Riverside.

The person’s genome sequencing outcomes launched February 5 confirmed he contracted the B.1.1.7 variant. On February 8, he developed a light cough.

Manning company

Belmonte stated she is looking for authorized recommendation on the legal responsibility of the manning company for not complying with mandated well being protocols.

“This company positioned a whole group in danger by bringing a COVID-19 optimistic affected person to our metropolis, contemplating that each their company and the quarantine lodge are in Manila,” she stated.

The mayor additionally requested the Bureau of Quarantine to find out why the lodge launched the person to the company a number of days after he examined optimistic.

Authorities have to date detected 25 instances of the variant that was first seen in the UK. — Gaea Katreena Cabico

Disclosure: Quezon Metropolis Mayor Pleasure Belmonte is a shareholder of Philstar World Corp., which operates digital information outlet Philstar.com. This text was produced following editorial pointers.

 

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