Contact tracing will continue for the two confirmed cases of the Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 in the province, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. said.
“We will just execute the contact tracing and execute the protocols under Alert Level 1,” Defensor said in his recent press conference.
But, the governor said he is yet to receive a report on the extent of the contact tracing that has been conducted. (https://bit.ly/3wFUkR1)
He also pressed for the enforcement of several Covid-19 health protocols such as isolation and conduct of RT-PCR test for possible close contacts.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development identified the two cases as 69- and 66-year-old males, who are both fully vaccinated.
The 69-year-old patient has already recovered while the other patient still admitted to a hospital in Iloilo City.