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City councilor, fireman latest COVID-19 positive in Oro

CAGAYAN de Oro City–A city councilor and a fireman are the latest to have contracted the coronavirus here as health officials listed 20 urban villages (barangays) as high-risk areas prohibiting its workers to visit the places.

City Councilor Jade Roa on Monday confessed that he was tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after he voluntarily submitted to a swab test for showing symptoms of the coronavirus.

“I am now undergoing treatment and was thankful that I was diagnosed earlier, otherwise the possibility of passing the infection to others is high because I always visit village officials,” Roa said.

He said that he confined himself on a house quarantine before he submitted himself for a swab test when he manifested fever and loose bowel movements, which are noticeable symptoms.

A fireman assigned to the Cagayan De Oro City’s Central Fire District here was also the latest to have contracted the COVID-19 virus, prompting the fire department to adopt containment measures in the department.

City Health Officer Lorraine Nery, said that the city has recorded a total of 16 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases as of Monday.

The Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), the COVID-19 referral hospital in Region 10, issued a list of 20 high risk urban villages in Cagayan De Oro City prohibiting its health workers to travel to these areas.

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