Passi City recorded its first case of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) today, June 26.
The first case is a 21-year-old, Asymptomatic, Locally Stranded Individual (LSI) from Liloan, Cebu.
According to Passi City Mayor Atty. Stephen A. Palmares, the City Health Office (CHO) received the information from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) that the LSI who underwent a Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test on June 19, 2020 was tested positive.
“The City Government of Passi has not neglected its obligations to ensure that Passinhons and those who are visiting our city are safe against the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), but, it is with heavy heart to announce this news to everyone especially these trying times that one LSI who works in Passi City was tested positive for COVID-19,” said Palmares.
Palmares, however stressed that the LSI is not a resident of Passi City.
The LSI went to Cebu on March 5 and stayed at the company’s barracks located in Liloan, Cebu.
On June 16 at 5:00 a.m., the LSI went to the pier riding the company’s vehicle and at 7 a.m. he boarded the ship going to Iloilo.
June 16 at 8 p.m., the ship where the LSI boarded left Cebu on June 16 at 8 p.m and arrived at Iloilo port at 10 a.m on June 17.
The City Government’s vehicle fetched the LSI along with four other co-workers and one another LSI at 11 am of June 17.
“I would like to clarify that this LSI was brought directly at the city’s quarantine facility and since then, he was not allowed to go out,” stressed Palmares.
Furthermore, Palmares told the public not to panic.
“I am requesting everyone not to panic or cause any situation that can cause harm to everyone. I assure you all that the situation is in control and that the patient has been isolated from other people since his arrival,” said Palmares. (via LGU Passi City)