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Sorsogon Gov. Escudero to Duque: Is there evidence that asymptomatic patients are not contagious?

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Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero questioned the statement of Health Secretary Francisco Duque that there is no evidence that asymptomatic patients can transmit coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

“As per Sec. Duque, ‘there is no evidence that asymptomatic patients are contagious…'” said Escudero. “May I, however, ask if there is evidence that they are not?”

During a Senate hearing yesterday. Duque said that the World Health Organization has no report showing that asymptomatic are contagious.

“The WHO, up to now, has no report or evidence showing that those who are asymptomatic are contagious. That’s the WHO,” the Health chief noted.

Escudero also pointed out that the reason why the COVID-19 became a global pandemic is because of the asymptomatic.

“Isn’t the ability of the virus to be transmitted by asymptomatic people one of the major reasons for the pandemic?,” he asked.

In Sorsogon, there is still one confirmed case of coronavirus.