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Masbate no longer free from COVID-19

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Masabate Rep. Tonton Kho announced that the province is no longer free from the dreaded coronavirus disease.

Kho first commended all Masbateños for keeping the province Covid-19 free for almost 6 months.

“We regret to announce to everyone that Masbate is no longer Covid-19 free. Last June 27, 2020, we had our first two(2) confirmed Covid-19 infections in our beloved province,” said Kho.

According to DOH CHD-Bicol, the two confirmed cases who were both identified as Masbate #1 and Masbate #2, are both from the municipality of Aroroy.

“In this light, I call upon my fellow Masbateños to remain steadfast in our resolve to beat this unseen enemy who now has entered our jurisdiction. I urge everyone to remain vigilant and participate in government initiatives like social distancing and contact tracing,” the solon said.

Meanwhile, he also encouraged the families of the two COVID-19 positive individual to obey government protocols and trust that we will give all-out support and resources “to helping your loved ones recuperate from this dreadful virus.”

“This may seem a daunting task, but together we can defeat this deadly virus that has plagued so many nations, together we will succeed,” he said.

Kho also allayed the fears of the Masbateños, saying that the provincial government has already coordinated with the LGU-Aroroy.

The two patients, Masbate #1 and Masbate #2 have been isolated. The patients observed proper protocol from the moment they arrived at the Masbate Port.

“We have already coordinated with the Provincial Government of Masbate and they assured us that contact tracing is being conducted,” said the solon.

“Again, I advise everybody to remain vigilant and observe proper hygiene. Always wear your mask to prevent the spread of the disease,” he added.