ILIGAN CITY —– The provincial government of Misamis Occidental is now tracing passengers of a March 14 morning flight of the Philippine Airlines who may have direct physical contact with a patient admitted at a hospital in Ozamiz City who tested positive of COVID-19.
In a live streaming on social media, Misamis Occidental Governor Phillip Tan, called on the passenger to report to have themselves checke and imposed a 14-day home quarantine while being monitored by health personnel.
Ozamiz City Mayor Sancho Oaminal confirmed on Sunday evening (March 29) that the patient, 45 years old, was admitted at Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro, Sr. (MHARS) Medical Center in March 24, ten days after he arrived at his hometown in Jimenez.
The patient is a seaman whose last country he travelled was Thailand.
From Thailand, he stayed for several days in Manila before going gome to Mindanao.
“He was first listed as person under monitoring (PUM) when he came home but was brought to the hospital after few days when he manifested flu-like symptoms,” Oaminal said in a phone interview.
The Department of Health Region X during a press conference in Cagayan de Oro said the patient has “chief complaints of fever, cough, sore throat and headache, eight days prior to admission”.
“The patient has pre-existing condition of hypertension,” statement of the DOH said.
Relaying the declaration of MHARS-MC’s physician, Oaminal said the patient is in clinically stable condition.