Bacolod City Updates On PUIs Left For COVID-19

Bacolod City Updates On PUIs Left For COVID-19

BACOLOD CITY – The City Health Office (CHO) of Bacolod City said that there is only one PUI remaining for the COVID-19.

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In our previous report dated February 5, we mentioned that the capital city of Negros Occidental has three persons under investigation (PUIs) for the 2019 coronavirus disease or COVID-19 (formerly 2019-nCoV or 2019 novel coronavirus).

We mentioned that the said third suspect was a Filipino and is confined and isolated at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in the city along with two more PUIs.

According to Panay News, days after, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who is also chair of the city’s inter-agency task force against COVID-19 said that there were eight PUIs.

He also revealed that out of the eight that were quarantined, seven of them are confirmed negative based on the results of the confirmatory testing from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) , hence, they were discharged from the hospital.

The city vice mayor also said that the last person who had checkup on Monday afternoon (February 10) is classified as a person under monitoring (PUM).

“In fact, after reassessment and reevaluation by our infectious consultants, the patient was sent home as PUM,”

As per the report, in the capital city’s neighbor Bago City, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the city has recently passed a resolution which postpones the celebration of the 54th Charter Day anniversary of the city which was supposed to set on February 11 to 19.

The resolution states that it is the intention of LGUs (Local Government Units), as well as functionaries of the said city to ensure safety, health and well-being of the constituency and the visiting tourists and guests during fiestas and celebrations.

It also states that the Department of Health (DOH) issued an advisory which said that the ongoing threat of the spread of  COVID-19 highly urges the public to refrain from participating in, and organizing events that draw a huge number of attendees, further suggesting the cancellation of such events unti further advise.

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