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OFW from Kenya 1st Omicron patient in Iligan City

/ 04:35 PM January 07, 2022

ILIGAN CITY–An unvaccinated overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Kenya is this city’s first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The city’s Emergency Operations Center said the OFW lives in the village of Del Carmen and arrived here Dec. 30 after undergoing isolation in Cebu City.

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The OFW arrived in Cebu via Qatar Airways on Dec. 16 and was immediately swabbed and the test returned a positive result on Dec. 19. The next day, the OFW experienced coughing and fever.

From Dec. 16 to 23, the OFW was quarantined at a hotel and was transferred to another from Dec. 23 to 30.

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The result of genome sequencing came out on Friday, Jan. 7.

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