Siquijor is COVID-19 free anew

By: Rosalie Abatayo - CDN Digital | August 24,2020 - 12:09 PM
Siquijor COVID-19 free

Siquijor is COVID-19-free anew as all of its cases have recovered, the provincial government announced on Monday. (Google Map imagery)

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Siquijor is COVID-19-free again.

This as all of the four coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Siquijor province have already recovered from the infection.

The provincial government of Siquijor, in its COVID-19 bulletin posted on Monday morning, August 24, 2020, announced that it no longer has any active case of COVID-19 as of August 23, 2020, as all the four previously confirmed cases have already recovered.

Siquijor COVID-19 free

COVID-19 Bulletin of Siquijor Province for August 21 to 23, 2020. (Courtesy of the Provincial Government of Siquijor)

Siquijor, which has maintained to be COVID-19 free for about seven months, reported its first four COVID-19 cases last August 1. All the four COVID-19 cases in the island province were locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from the National Capital Region (NCR) who tested positive when they arrived in the province.

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Siquijor Governor Zaldy Villa earlier assured the public that there is no local transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in their province. /bmjo

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