June 14, 2024

フィリピン 変異体の検査結果今週中に判明予定





Results on testing for new COVID variant to be out Wednesday or Thursday — DOH

infectious COVID-19 virus variant has entered the country may be released this week, the Department of Health said Monday.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) has already received samples from passengers who arrived in the Philippines from countries with reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant.

Samples from other COVID-19 patients infected in November and December were also included in the genome sequencing.

“They have given us about seven days para sa processing nitong (for the processing of) genome sequencing… Hopefully, by Wednesday and Thursday this week, we can get the results already of these passengers that were swabbed,” Vergeire said in an online media forum.

“Nagsama na tayo from the targeted population or those sectors in the population which we see na vulnerable at mas risky sila magkaroon sila ng ganitong genome or this variant,” she added.

(We included samples from the targeted population or those sectors in the population which are vulnerable and more risky in getting the new variant.)

She said the health department pulled samples from patients who are in hospitals, in areas with clustering of cases, and even from closed institutions.