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Repatriate from Saudi is Bukidnon's new Covid-19 case

A REPATRIATE from Saudi Arabia is the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) case in the province of Bukidnon.

The new case brought the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases to four, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) said.

In a statement, the PHO said the new patient is a 35-year-old male, a resident of Don Carlos, Bukidnon, and a repatriate from Saudi Arabia.

He arrived in the Philippines via direct flight last May 23.

He was immediately swabbed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and quarantined in a hotel room with no roommates while waiting for the result.

On May 26, the result came back negative.

He was then placed on a flight from Manila to Cagayan de Oro on May 29. But health authorities had to swab him again on June 1 after reports reached that his roommate and co-worker in Saudi Arabia tested positive for the new virus that causes Covid.

On June 2, the result came back positive.

The patient is currently in isolation at the Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center.

Meanwhile, employees of the provincial disaster risk reduction office who were in close contact with the patient are also placed in isolation.

The Bukidnon Provincial Government advised the public to stay at home and strictly follow health measures.


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