The mother and girlfriend of the country’s first patient with the United Kingdom (UK) variant of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tested negative for the said variant, the Quezon City government announced on Saturday, Jan. 23.

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In a statement posted in the QC Facebook page early Saturday morning, the local government unit said that both the mother and girlfriend of the index patient are still being monitored by the doctors and are now completing their isolation at the quarantine facility.

Meanwhile, the index patient, a 29-year old male resident of the city, has already tested negative in his latest Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test Friday morning.

He is now undergoing final medical assessment before he will be discharged and allowed to be with his family and return to their community, the city government said.

Source: Manila Bulletin (