Mayor Joannes Alegado told that their first COVID-19 patient, a 54-year-old professional, has just arrived from a tour in the Middle East before he was tested for the viral infection.
Alegado said the patient, since his arrival last March 19, 2020, has already been under home quarantine along with his wife, who also traveled with him.
“Ni-travel man gud ni siya sa gawas from March 6 to March 19, to the Middle East, for a vacation. He came back last March 19 and automatically, gi-quarantine na siya. with his wife,” Alegado said.
The mayor added that he has already ordered for the “lockdown” of the subdivision where the patient and his family lives, for containment and disinfection.
While the patient is “up and above” and was only under home quarantine because he only displayed mild symptoms of the infection, Alegado said the family has opted to admit the patient in a hospital in Cebu City today, April 1.
Alegado added that the helpers of the patient and the driver who ran errands for the couple during their quarantine, as well as his family are already under home quarantine.
“Gipabantayan na pod nako sa atong PNP nga ma-strictly isolate or quarantine ang mao nga family,” Alegado said.
Reference credit: CND Digital