Possible local transmission of Omicron sub-variant not seen yet in PH — expert

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AN infectious disease expert said that a possible local transmission of the BA.2.12.1 Omicron sub-variant is not yet seen in the country.

During the Laging Handa public briefing, Dr. Edsel Salvania, who is also a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the DOH, said they do not see any indication of any existing local transmission of the Omicron sub-variant in the country.

He said they are continuing to study and determine the origin and where this case came from, but the most important thing today is to take caution.

Based on the latest report from the DOH, a case of BA.2.12.1 was recorded in the National Capital Region, and there’s also a case in Puerto Princesa in Palawan involving a foreign tourist.

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