CAGAYAN de Oro City–The husband of the 35-year-old COVID-19 positive wife who went missing Sunday “surrendered” after authorities launched a massive hunt here, local authorities said Tuesday.
Village (barangay) Chief Joe Ligtas said that the husband turned himself in Monday after a negotiation for him to submit for “swab testing” and on a 14-day-quarantine in the city’s isolation unit (CIU).
The husband reportedly ran away Sunday after health authorities were about to commit him to the city’s isolation unit (CIU) here for a 14-day quarantine period and “swab testing.”
Ligtas said that the husband accompanied his 35-year-old wife when admitted to the NMMC Sunday, but went missing after the swab test found out that the wife was COVID-19 positive.
The wife, a 35-year-old COVID-19 positive patient, is now undergoing treatment at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) here.
Ligtas appealed for cooperation of the residents in Barangay 35, specifically Zone 1, 2, 3,4 and 5 to effectively contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the area.
He said that the area, involving 942 families is now placed under “lockdown” where the residents observed a 14-day-quarantine period.