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Guvnor expresses concern as Delta variant invades MisOr

GINGOOG CITY, Misamis Oriental: Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano on Friday directed provincial health officials to closely monitor the Delta Variant cases in the city.

Emano issued the directive after a COVID-19 positive resident in the province eastern city, was found inflicted with Delta variant virus.
He said that the resident was an employee who reportedly infected all members of the family prompting health officials to send the sample for genome analysis in Manila.
The samples were among the random samples, which recorded the presence of six Delta variant infection in Misamis Oriental: Five in Cagayan de Oro City and one in Gingoog City.
Emano, however, said that the patient along with the other members of the family had already recovered.
“While we heaved a sigh of relief following the recovery of the patients and the resolution of the Delta variant virus case in
Gingoog City, we must not slacken our guard against the dreaded Delta variant virus,” Emano said.
He said that the Delta variant virus is seven to eight times dangerous than the common COVID-19  virus because it could spread exponentially in  minutes.
Emano also instructed the  quarantine check points personnel in the province’s east coast in Agusan del Norte and in the west coast  of Iligan City, in Lanao del Norte, to be  always on high  alert to check possible COVID-19 positive individuals entering Misamis Oriental.
The provincial governor also appealed for public support to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in Misamis Oriental.
He said he will  recommend to the national Inter-Agency Task Force for Infectious and Emerging Diseaaes (IATF-IERD) to place Misamis Oriental under the Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) status once the COVID-19 cases in the province increase in number.
At present, except for the province’s component city of Gingoog, which is under ECQ, the entire province was under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). -0-
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