By Jhon Casinas
The person under investigation (PUI) for the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Olongapo City has tested negative, the Olongapo COVID-19 Task Force said.
Anthony Bayarong, spokesman of Olongapo COVID-19 Task Force, said that the patient has already been discharged from quarantine Saturday afternoon.
This, after the patient’s test results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) came out negative.
The local task force, however, assured that they will remain vigilant and continue implementing all precautionary measures against infectious diseases.
“We urge the public to maintain proper hygiene,” Bayarong said in a statement, adding “no other offices or person is authorized to issue any information regarding COVID-19 besides the local task force.”
The spokesman made this reminder to avoid the spread of fake news about the disease.
“As we have done from the start, the local task force will continue to be transparent and relay all information to the people of Olongapo,” Bayarong said.
On February 14, the Olongapo COVID-19 Task Force reported that a PUI for COVID-19 has been admitted to a hospital in the city on February 13.
According to an earlier statement, Bayarong said the patient was placed in isolation and was “asymptomatic meaning has no symptoms of COVID-19 and has shown progress, the patient has no more fever and cough.”