4th Omicron case in close contact with 22 co-passengers - SunStar

4th Omicron case in close contact with 22 co-passengers

TWENTY-TWO co-passengers of the country’s fourth Omicron variant case have been tagged as close contacts, said the Department of Health (DOH).

In a brief statement, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said they have already traced the 22 co-passengers from the PR 127 flight from the United States (US).

“As of December 29, 2021, the DOH has found 22 close contacts of the fourth Omicron case from the PR 127 flight,” said Vergeire.

“This includes the husband of the case, who also tested positive (for coronavirus),” she added.

The health official said they have already started verifying the details of the close contacts through their field personnel.

“The DOH is currently verifying the test results of all close contacts, and have coordinated with the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Units to verify the health status of these cases,” said Vergeire.

On Monday, December 27, the DOH reported that a fourth Omicron variant case has been detected in the Philippines.

The case is a 38-year-old Filipino female traveler from the US.

On Tuesday, December 28, her husband, a 37-year-old Filipino, was reported to have tested positive for the virus.

The husband’s sample, however, is still undergoing sequencing at the Philippine Genome Center. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)

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