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PH: BOQ monitors travel from South Africa, nations with Omicron variant

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According to the Philippines Bureau of Quarantine, the agency is monitoring all passengers from South Africa and other nations that have B.1.1.529 coronavirus or Omicron.  

The experts confirmed that the new variant is more contagious than the existing Delta variant. 

BOQ deputy director Dr. Roberto Salvador Jr. said: “Inutusan ang BOQ at DILG na i-locate ang travelers na posibleng galing sa affected country ng variant.” 

“Sa ngayon, wala pa tayong namo-monitor na kababayan galing sa affected country,” he added.

“Dahil sa bagong variant ng COVID-19 na kinatatakutan ngayon dahil sinasabing nakakahawa ng 500 times more infectious sa Delta virus,” he said.

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