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Cop from Quezon City is Tawi-Tawi's first COVID-19 case

Tawi-Tawi province in Mindanao has recorded its first COVID-19 case — a policeman from Metro Manila.

Citing information from Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, the provincial government said on Facebook that the patient is a 44-year-old policeman who came from Quezon City.


A locally stranded individual (LSI), the patient — whose point of origin was San Isidro, Quezon City based on his travel history — arrived in Bongao Port in Tawi-Tawi on June 30, 2020.

Before arriving in Tawi-Tawi, the patient also went to Zamboanga City and Basilan.

"He is Asymptomatic and currently isolated," the Tawi-Tawi government said of the patient.

Nationwide, the overall tally was at 44,254 as of Sunday, July 5, 2020. Of this number, 11,942 had recovered and 1,297 had died. —KBK, GMA News