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SECOND UPDATE: Capitol confirms Patients 3 and 4 in Negros Occidental

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The province has two additional confirmed COVID19 cases, a senior Capitol official has confirmed to DNX.

Patients 3 and 4 were among the repatriated overseas workers from Cebu City who arrived here via Escalante City from Tabuelan, Cebu 14 April, lawyer Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, said.

Both are asymptomatic and have now been isolated in a quarantine facility of the province in EB Magalona town.

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Provincial Health Officer Ernell Tumimbang, on the other hand, said one patient is from Silay City and the other from Candoni town.

Both have had no contact with immediate family members since their arrival.

Sources also told DNX both are males, one aged 38, the other 50.

The 38-year-old, a native of Silay came from The Netherlands while the other is from Candoni who arrived from Finland.

Cebu City is one of the places in the country that has numerous positive cases, 329 as of today.

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(READ: THIRD UPDATE: Patients 3 and 4 still asymptomatic, had no contact with immediate family)

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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