COVID-19 Update

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NEWS | 2020/03/12 | LKRO

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COVID-19 Update

As of now, Kidapawan City has 23 PUMs. 16 have already completed the 14-day mandatory quarantine period without manifesting any symptom of Covid-19 infection. As of now, 6 remaining PUMs are undergoing the quarantine period. They have a travel history from the following countries: South Korea, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Out of the PUMs, one (from Hong Kong) manifested symptoms and was immediately categorized as a PUI. The patient was immediately transported to CRMC in Cotabato City using an ambulance designated for the purpose. The ambulance driver was equipped with DOH-recommended protective equipment. The ambulance was also disinfected immediately after transport. Upon confinement, the patient was immediately tested for Covid-19. The samples were sent to RITM and Australia for testing. The official result is NEGATIVE, the official result being: “Sars Cov 2 (causative agent of Covid 19) viral RNA not detected.” Said patient is recovering well and is already for discharge.

The public is assured that your City Government together with the DOH is constantly working to monitor and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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