OFW from Saudi Arabia is Bulacan’s 2nd case of Delta variant
CITY OF MALOLOS—An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Saudi Arabia became the second case of the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 in Bulacan province, officials disclosed on Friday, July 30.
Gov. Daniel Fernando said the OFW from Sta. Maria town was asymptomatic and was placed on strict home quarantine.
Dr. Hjordis Marushka Celis, Bulacan COVID-19 provincial task force vice chair, said the patient has already undergone the first quarantine period in Metro Manila and was completing the second isolation.
The OFW arrived in the country on June 29 and was swabbed and tested positive for COVID-19 on July 5. Another test on July 26 confirmed the patient was infected with the Delta variant.
Bulacan will remain under a general community quarantine, the second least restrictive quarantine classification, with heightened restrictions from August 1-15.
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