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Gingoog City records first confirmed COVID-19 case

GINGOOG CITY, Misamis Oriental (PIA)–Gingoog City Mayor Eric G. Cañosa announced, June 13 during their virtual press briefing that two locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from Tondo, Manila who came home to Gingoog City tested positive of COVID-19.

The family of three arrived, June 11 in the afternoon. The father, 30, worked as a construction worker while the wife, 34, is a housewife who stayed with their 1-year-old child.

The family lived and worked from the said area in Luzon.

Upon their arrival, the three had tested positive via rapid test. To confirm their test, they were swab tested, June 12 for the RT-PCR testing. Their results came out June 13, around 4:00 pm through the molecular laboratory of Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), where the father and his child were diagnosed positive of COVID 19, while the wife tested negative.  

“Subo nato nga ipabalo sa atoang mga igsoon dinhi sa syudad sa Gingoog gumikan kay dili man nato gustohon na maigo sila sa COVID 19 apan kita isip mga taga-Gingoog ato sila kinasingkasing nga dawaton dari sa atong siyudad. Akong hangyuon ang mga katawhan nato sa atong siyudad nga dili nato sila idiskriminar, ato sila pagaatimanon ug tagaan ug bili tungod sila ug kitang tanan taga-Gingoog man,” Cañosa said.

(We are saddened to announce to the public that despite our efforts to make the city COVID-free, we have two residents coming from Manila who are positive but we accept them wholeheartedly here. I ask the residents here to not discriminate, let us take care of them because all of us are from Gingoog.) 

Cañosa assured the public that there is no need to worry since the LSIs, upon their arrival via 2GO vessel, immediately went to the city isolation unit at Pangasihan, Gingoog City.

The two COVID-19 positive patients have not yet returned home and are currently staying at the city isolation unit.  Both patients are asymptomatic and have no signs of illness or fever.

“Atong gihangyo atong mga igsuon dari sa siyudad nga kita magbantay gyud, magmatnong gayud kung mahimo dili sa ta maggawas-gawas sa atoang pamimalay kung dili essential ang atong mga lakaw (We seek the cooperation of everyone to really be cautious, and only go out to get essentiols),” Cañosa said. (JAKA/PIA10)

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