Philippines detects first 2 cases of Omicron coronavirus variant

Philippines detects first 2 cases of Omicron coronavirus variant

FILE PHOTO: Medical workers prepares BioNtech-Pfizer Covid-19 coronavirus vaccines during an innoculation drive at a school gym in Taguig City, suburban Manila on Dec 6, 2021. (AFP)
FILE PHOTO: Medical workers prepares BioNtech-Pfizer Covid-19 coronavirus vaccines during an innoculation drive at a school gym in Taguig City, suburban Manila on Dec 6, 2021. (AFP)

MANILA: The Philippines has detected two imported cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant of concern, its first reported cases, the Department of Health said on Wednesday.

The two Omicron variant cases, detected from 48 samples sequenced on Dec 14, were currently isolated in a quarantine facility, it said in a statement. 


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