Ma, fiancée of UK-variant patient test negative for new variant

Published January 23, 2021, 12:59 AM

by Joseph Pedrajas

The mother and fiancée of the country’s first case of the United Kingdom (UK) variant of the coronavirus have tested negative for the new variant

Quezon City Logo (MANILA BULLETIN)

This was confirmed by the Quezon City government late Friday evening after results of the test were released.  But the two will remain under isolation and monitoring by medical workers.

On January 13, the Department of Health (DOH) announced that a 29-year-old Quezon City resident tested positive for the UK COVID variant after coming from a business trip in Dubai. He was the country’s first UK-variant carrier. 

A week later, the DOH disclosed that his mother and fiancée were also positive for the virus, prompting the local government to conduct tests if they had the same variant.

As the index case has turned negative for the UK variant base on swab test results released Friday, the local government said, “this means as of now, no more case of UK variant” in the city. (With a report from Patrick Ely Garcia)