The “single and isolated” Delta variant coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) case was “never able to set foot” in Taguig City while being positive for the variant, the Taguig city government assured the public.

In a statement, the local government said that a returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was infected with the Delta variant while abroad.

“[He] was detected as early as May while the OFW was undergoing the required quarantine upon his arrival in the country,” the local government said.

“The patient was not released from quarantine until he recovered, and was never able to set foot in Taguig when he was still infected with the virus,” it added.

Clarence Santos, head of the Taguig Safe City Task Force, has earlier confirmed that they found a Delta variant case in the city. 

However, the Department of Health (DOH) later confirmed that the case came from outside the Philippines, and that the victim was simply an OFW who has an address in Taguig. 

“We continue to remain vigilant and implement the Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat, Reintegrate strategy against all COVID-19 variants to ensure the continued protection of Taguigeños,” Taguig Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance head Dr. Jun Sy said. Ronald Espartinez