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Returning Filipino seafarer from Imus City is first case of COVID-19 in Cavite

Remulla confirms first case of COVID-19 in Cavite
Hanah Tabios March 10, 2020

The provincial government of Cavite confirmed Tuesday the first positive case of new coronavirus (COVID-19) case in the province.

According to Governor Jonvic Remulla, the patient was a returning Filipino seafarer from Imus City who passed through Narita Airport in Japan.

Japan was among the hardest-hit countries of the deadly virus.

He is currently confined at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).

The health department confirmed he was the same person reported as the 20th COVID-19 positive in the country.

Meanwhile, Remulla said there was also another person under investigation (PUI) confined in a private hospital in Imus City. She is a woman who arrived from another coronavirus infected country South Korea.

Her nationality remains undisclosed as of press time.

“Her swab was submitted to the RITM as of 6pm last night. Status will be released hopefully later this afternoon,” he said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Philippines already has 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19. (With a report from MB Online)