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UK, South African variants of COVID-19 detected in Isabela province

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 10:44 AM April 14, 2021

TUGUEGARAO CITY –– Three cases of the more contagious variants of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in Isabela province, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday, April 13.

In a press briefing, Dr. Rio Magpantay, DOH Cagayan Valley director, said two were confirmed to be carriers of the UK strain. The other was infected with the South African variant.

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The two COVID-19 variants were named after the country where these were first detected.

Magpantay said these COVID-19 variants were linked to the high infection rate in Isabela.

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