2 OFW repatriates found positive for COVID-19

Published June 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected two more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Negros Occidental, according to the provincial government on Tuesday.

A 35-year-old male seafarer from Binalbagan town was the 23rd COVID-19 positive patient in the province. He arrived here on June 8 from Manila via 2Go Malasakit Voyage.

His first swab test taken on April 28, while he was still on a vessel, showed that he was positive for the virus.

It was followed by another swab test in the United States on May 17, indicating negative results.

He again underwent another swab test on June 5, indicating negative results. His fourth swab test was taken on June 11 and the results came out five days later, confirming that he was again positive for COVID-19.

The 24th COVID-19 positive patient in the province was a 46-year-old male from San Carlos City. He arrived in the province via sweeper flight on June 8, and underwent a swab test two days later.

The swab test results came out on June 16, indicating that he was positive for the virus.

Both OFWs were asymptomatic, and currently quarantined in a facility.

Meanwhile, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said that nine COVID-19 patients in the province have already recovered.