Iloilo logs 1st Omicron case

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Philippine Star

Jennifer Rendon – The Philippine Star January 6, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Iloilo City has recorded its first case of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Mayor Jerry Treñas said yesterday the Philippine Genome Center confirmed that a 46-year-old seafarer from Barangay Sooc in Arevalo district was infected with Omicron. Reports from the Iloilo City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit showed that the seafarer arrived on a Qatar Airways flight from Kenya in Cebu on Dec. 12. His two reverse transcription-polymerase reaction (RT–PCR) tests yielded negative results. The seafarer went…

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