There are 12 students who are coronavirus positive in Maguindanao.
CORONAVIRUS POSITIVE – Several students who came back in Maguindanao through “Balik Probinsya” program have tested positive for coronavirus.
Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 reported that 12 students in Maguindanao have tested positive for coronavirus. They were stranded in Cebu City and were fetched by the Maguindanao provincial government in Cagayan de Oro City. They were able to come home through the “Balik Probinsya” program of the government.
Bangsamoro Health Minister Saffrullah Dipatuan said that the patients arrived in Maguindanao last May 15 and they were asymptomatic. They weren’t tested while in Cebu and were given certificates indicating that they are fit to travel. Cebu City is the city in the country with the highest number of COVID-19 patients.
The patients were from Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Shariff Aguak, Datu Piang, Buluan, South Upi, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Datu Paglas, and Sultan Kudarat. They were isolated in a facility near Maguindanao Provincial Hospital. And to date, the Bangsamoro region recorded 23 cases with 4 deaths and 7 recoveries as per ABS-CBN.
Meanwhile, as of May 26 update from the Department of Health (DOH), the country now has 14,669 COVID-19 cases to which 886 and 3,412 have died and recovered, respectively.
Based on a previous article, the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines is possible. And the possible reason for this is the returning of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from countries that are infected like United States, Italy, Spain, and in some parts of the Middle East. Thus, a special task group is now preparing for the repatriation. Philippines has not passed the first wave yet.
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