By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6) announced Bacolod City’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, is showing “positive signs.” DOH-6 Infectious Disease Cluster head, Dr. Jane Juanico, said ‘Patient No. 1’ is currently in an “improved health condition.”
She added, ‘Patient No. 1’ still has to undergo another round of tests to verify whether he is still positive or negative for Covid-19. Once tests are complete and the patient tests negative, he will be discharged from the hospital.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia earlier confirmed the city had recorded its first confirmed coronavirus patient. Based on the patient’s travel history, he arrived in the city on February 29 after recently visiting London, United Kingdom.
In response to the development, the city government further intensified quarantine measures such as strict curfew implementation and strengthened border monitoring./DGB, WDJ