Board member, wife, five others test negative for COVID19

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Vice-Governor Jeffrey Ferrer has confirmed that Sixth District Board Member Valentin Miguel Alonso, his wife, a secretary, two household staff, and two other people who might have had contact with the city’s Patient 18 all tested negative for COVID19, results from the provincial testing facility show.

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Ferrer told DNX the RT-PCR results for Alonso and the six others was issued by the molecular laboratory at the provincial testing facility based at the Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.

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The RT-PCR test is a confirmatory test that detects the presence of the virus causing the disease. (READ: The CoviD-19 saga: RT-PCR vs Rapid Test Kits)

Salamat, salamat. Now I can continue serving without fear of infecting anyone,” Alonso told DNX, only several hours after he had confirmed that he had underwent a specimen swab early today.

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Alonso voluntarily subjected himself to a test that Patient 18 was his former driver. (READ: Board Member Alonso voluntarily undergoes COVID testing, to go under self-quarantine)

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