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Sorsogon reports first COVID-19 case

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The Sorsogon province has recorded its first coronavirus disease 2019 case.

Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero revealed that the first COVID-19 positive case in Sorsogon is Romegio C. Cruz, a 37-year-old seafarer from Miami, Florida.

Cruz was quarantined at the Matnog Quarantine Facility upon arrival in the province last May 2.

“Dumating sila sa probinsya ng Sorsogon noong May 2, 2020 at derecho silang pinatuloy sa quarantine facility ng Matnog kasama ang driver at dalawang kasama sa sasakyan. Sa ika-6 na araw ng quarantine, sila ay sumailalim sa Rapid Antibody Test sa pagnanais na maka-uwi na sa bahay alinsunod sa Executive Order 36-2020,” the provincial health office said.

He was later transfered to the COVID-19 Ward of the Sorsogon Provincial Hospital.

“He is asymptomatic and is doing fine,” said Escudero.

The governor said that the first case triggers the protocols of the Province which, among others, include:
(1) immediate contact tracing,
(2) mass quarantining of all with contact,
(3) disinfection of the quarantine facility at Matnog where he stayed,
(4) and giving of Vitamin C and information dissemination to all with contact or exposure.

“Sa paglilinaw, ang kasong ito ay nanggaling sa labas ng lalawigan ng Sorsogon at hindi pa ito nakakauwi sa kanilang bahay,” the health office said.