A research group in the Philippines is urging government agencies to issue a stricter mandatory quarantine for returning Filipinos and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant undetected by PCR test in France.
OCTA Research Group fellow Guido David told ABC-CBN’s Teleradyo that there is a new Covid-19 variant that cannot be detected through a PCR test.
“Kung ganun ibig sabihin ayusin natin ang international travel protocols natin. Dapat pag may papasok na returning Filipinos o tourists dapat mandatory na ang quarantine period,” he added.
The new variant was discovered by French authorities in March.
Meanwhile, the French Health Ministry said that the variant is not more dangerous or transmissible compared to other variants.