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3 co-passengers of Filipino infected UK COVID-19 variant test negative

/ 01:54 PM January 22, 2021

BACOLOD CITY –– At least three persons from this city, who were co-passengers of the 29-year-old Filipino real estate agent infected with the more infectious United Kingdom (UK) COVID-19 variant, tested negative for COVID-19.

Dr. Chris Sorongon, Bacolod Emergency Operations Center medical deputy for data analysis and assessment, said all three tested negative for COVID-19 in Manila on Jan. 8, but were retested in Bacolod on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

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Results of the second test showed they were negative of the virus.

“As soon as they finish their 14-day home quarantines along with their families, the sealing off of their houses will be lifted by their respective barangay officials after they are cleared by cluster doctors,” he said.

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Two of them are from Barangay Estefania, while one is from Barangay Tangub.

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