By Joseph Pedrajas
Two residents of Valenzuela City who recently tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are relatives of the city’s first two confirmed cases, the local government bared.
Valenzuela City reported four additional cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the total to nine.
According to the city’s public information office (PIO), its Patient No. 8, an 88-year-old female, is the mother of Patient No. 2.
She is currently experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms and is under strict home quarantine.
Moreover, the city’s Patient No. 7, a 36-year-old male who has travel history outside the country, is the husband of Patient No. 1.
The couple is currently asymptomatic and are under strict home quarantine, as well.
The PIO said that the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit is closely monitoring the additional cases, and that they keep in touch with the patients and their families.
The local government has also warned people posting false information on social media that they could get jailed. This came after reports that some are posting the alleged place of residents of the COVID-19 patients.
“Mga Valenzuelanos patuloy pa din ang paglaganap ng mga fakenews sa social media. Ang mga ito ay wala pong katotohanan. Hindi ito nakakatulong sa lokal na pamahalaan. Nagiging sanhi lang po ito ng takot, panic at kaguluhan sa tao (Valenzuelanos, fake news continues to spread over social media. These reports are not true. They don’t help local government. Instead they become sources of fear, panic, confusion),” the local government said.