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Sigh of relief for now as two more PUIs released from isolation in Bacolod, Philippines

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BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Vice-Mayor El Cid Familiaran heaved a sigh of relief today as two more patients were discharged from a government-run hospital.

Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, right, with disaster czar Mr. Jose Maria Vargas who heads the City Hall’s cluster on disaster preparedness and response in an interview with DNX editors.| Photo by Richard D. Meriveles
Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, right, with disaster czar Mr. Jose Maria Vargas who heads the City Hall’s cluster on disaster preparedness and response in an interview with DNX editors.| Photo by Richard D. Meriveles

For now.

Familiaran, chair of the local nCoV task force, said health authorities discharged the 12-year-old boy who is not from Bacolod, and the 59-year-old woman, both with travel history to territories of China, after they tested negative for the nCoronavirus.

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Last week, a Canadian was also discharged after he also tested negative for the virus.

The three were confined in the negative pressure isolation rooms of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.

As of 8 February, no new patients were admitted in hospitals here.

Five still remain confined in various hospitals in the city. Three are city residents while two are from other parts of Negros Occidental.

The local task force said all remain “stable” while health officials await their laboratory results.

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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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