TWO cases of COVID-19 with the Omicron subvariant were reported in a hospital in Batangas.
During the Laging Handa public briefing, Dr. Benito Atienza, President of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) said the two individuals purportedly with the Omicron subvariant came from Canada and are now treated at the hospital.
That is why Dr. Atienza appealed to the public to be more vigilant and not be complacent, and to consult a doctor and be tested at the onset of symptoms such as cough, cold and diarrhea for kids.
According to Dr. Atienza, the new subvariants cannot be detected immediately since very few people allow themselves to be tested for COVID-19.
This is why there is a need to intensify again the “T3” or Testing, Tracing and Treatment to curb the transmission and contamination of the new subvariant.
Dr. Atienza also advised those coming from countries overseas to undergo self quarantine first and have themselves tested and checked upon arrival in the country to make sure that they don’t carry the virus.
He is hoping that the spike in COVID-19 cases will not be repeated in order to prevent lockdowns in many parts of the country.