Skip to main content »
Igorotage

UK Covid Variant Detected in Bontoc, Mountain Province

BREAKING NEWS: 12 cases of UK coronavirus variant detected in Bontoc, Mountain Province.

12 cases of UK coronavirus variant discovered in Bontoc, Mountain Province

Bontoc, Mountain Province - 12 out of 35 specimens from COVID-19 positive cases in this capital town have been confirmed to be of the UK variant.

The Bontoc LGU urges everyone to intensify adherence to basic health protocols. Lockdown is still in effect.

Rest assured that the LGU is doing its best to help deter further spread.

We will update you as soon as possible as to intensified measures that the MIATF would be undertaking. Official statements and updates shall be released by DOH, PLGU and MLGU.

Let us cooperate and let us keep safe. Let us all be part of the solution. Together, we shall overcome.

We work as One; we heal as One!

From Bontoc Mayor Franklin C. Odsey


All the patients were from Bontoc town, the capital of Mountain Province, and the infections have been traced to a cluster of cases in the province since Dec. 27 last year, records from the Department of Health (DOH) in Cordillera showed.

The patients, five women and seven men, were subjected to coronavirus tests from Jan. 3-9.

It was not immediately known how the patients contracted the more infectious UK strain of SARS Cov2, called B.1.1.7. It is said to be up to 70 percent more contagious.

But earlier, a businessman from Quezon City had tested positive for the UK variant after returning to Mountain Province from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Jan. 7.

--

More updates to follow.

Humble, Full Blooded Igorot living a simple life


Sharing is caring, kailian!

We do hope you find something great in this story. If you find this helpful, please do share it with the people you care about.


Igorotage is a platform for people to share their thoughts and ideas. The views expressed on Igorotage are the opinions of the individual users, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Igorotage.

Comments (1)

Sign in to share your thoughts. No account yet?

What to learn next?

You might also like to read more related articles filed under COVID-19 Updates — or jump to a random article!

COVID-19 Updates Surprise me

Travel Alert: Bontoc-Baguio Road Not Passable - Safety Advisory | March 2024

As of March 06, 2024, the Bontoc-Baguio Road is closed due to a forest fire. Travelers must detour via Sagada-Balili for safety.

Mar 6 · 2 min read

Two Honest Bontoc Students Return P50,000 Cash to Rightful Owner

Witness the honest actions of two Bontoc students upholding Igorot values, returning P50,000 cash to its rightful owner.

Mar 5 · 5 min read

Bontoc, Mountain Province: Culture, Heritage, Beauty

Discover Bontoc in the Mountain Province, a hub of culture, heritage, and breathtaking landscapes. Plan your visit to this Philippine gem!

Sep 14, 2023 · 2 min read

This Wise Family in Bontoc Built Their House Upon a Rock

A family in Bontoc, Mountain Province has built an incredible house on a rock. The house is safe, sustainable, and stunningly beautiful.

Jul 31, 2023 · 3 min read

Bontoc Jar Burials: The Remains of an Ancient Tribe

It's not just skeletons in jars, it is also a figment of an ancient tribe's history, culture, and mysteries unsolved

Mar 14 · 2 min read

Og-Ogfo in Action: A Miraculous Rescue in Bontoc

Witness the triumph of Og-Ogfo as Igorot communities collaborate in Allan Fagsao's rescue. A testament to mutual aid and resilience.

Jan 8 · 3 min read

Igorot Pilot 1LT Lei Vanette D. Alangui Named Among Outstanding Women in Law Enforcement 2024

Discover the inspiring journey of Igorot pilot 1LT Lei Vanette D. Alangui, honored among the outstanding women in law enforcement for 2024.

Mar 10 · 2 min read

Lang-ay Festival 2024: Celebrating Diversity in Mountain Province

Experience the vibrant Lang-ay Festival 2024 in Mountain Province. Join the celebration of culture, unity, and diversity! Umali Kayo!

Mar 7 · 6 min read

The 2nd Tour of Besao: MTB Challenge Winners and Results

Here are the winners of the Tour of Besao MTB Challenge, a thrilling cycling event in the scenic Mountain Province.

Mar 3 · 4 min read

National ID: 1.3 Million Residents Registered in the Cordillera Region

1.3 million Cordillera residents register for national ID in latest PhilSys update. Learn more here.

Jan 26 · 4 min read