9 PUIs test negative of virus in Surigao

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 26 March) – Nine Persons Under Investigation for Covid-19 in the two Surigao provinces tested negative of the illness based on the results of tests done at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City.

Caraga region stats: March 15 and March 19, 2020. Courtesy of DOH-Caraga

In a statement Thursday, Department of Health – Caraga regional director Dr. Jose Llacuna said six of the patients were confined at the Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City and the three others at Adella Sierra Ty Memorial Hospital in Tandag City in Surigao del Sur.

“We’re happy to announce that none were positive of Covid-19,” he said.

He urged everyone in Caraga to continuously cooperate with the government in its efforts to avert the spread of the dreaded disease.

“We have to follow precautionary measures for us in Caraga to remain Covid-19-free,” he said. (Roel N. Catoto/MindaNews)