- An OFW who was working in UAE and was vaccinated with Sinopharm tested positive in the Philippines
- He received two doses of the vaccine already, however, during his return flight to UAE, he tested positive albeit he was asymptomatic
- According to Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, Department of Health Central Visayas Chief Pathologist, the other members of the household of the OFW also tested positive but like him, they were also asymptomatic, and they were all quarantined
- "This is classically manifested by our particular case na hindi naman talaga nagkaroon ng sintomas kahit siya nagpositibo ulit sa SARS-CoV-2" she explained earlier in Teleradyo
An OFW from UAE was vaccinated with Sinopharm. He received two doses already, however, it was found that he was positive for the virus upon his return flight to the said country.
Dr. Loreche said in ABS-CBN's report that having been vaccinated does not mean that one will no longer contract the virus, except that if he does, the case will not be a serious one.
Other household members of the OFW also tested positive, but they were also asymptomatic, Inquirer reported.
"Ang pinakamahalaga nito sa ngayon ay wala siyang symptoms. 'Yung mga kasambahay niyang nahawa wala din pong sintomas. Pangatlo, lahat po sila asymptomatic, naka-quarantine na," Loreche further stated.
Manila Bulletin reported that five out of seven household members of the OFW were positive for COVID-19, but they are all currently isolated.
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