City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla reported the last three (3) remaining Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs), have completed their mandatory quarantine and found to have no manifestations of flu like signs and symptoms of the novel corona virus.

This is in addition to the twenty (20) PUMs who earlier completed their quarantine and also did not manifest signs and symptoms of possible infection, as monitored by the City Health Office.

This is the latest report of Dr. Talla, Vice-Chairperson of the Task Force on Inter-Agency Task Force for Novel Corona Virus (2019 nCov), to Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the Task Force.

Hence, all 23 persons that somehow had contacts with the Chinese couple who visited the city on January 21, 2020 have been cleared of possible infection by the City Health Office.

The PUMs have also been issued fit to work certificates by Dr. Talla so they could return to their jobs.

In a statement, Mayor Remollo said that “we have a good reason to be happy of the outcome of Our concerted efforts in containing this novel virus. I commend our frontliners from the City Health Office, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Public Information Office, the Department of Health, the province of Negros Oriental , our local police and our people for remaining calm and cooperative. But we cannot celebrate as of yet because the menace or threat of new coronavirus or its mutation is not yet over. Please remain vigilant, observe clean habits, do not believe in and avoid spreading rumors, be prayerful and trust in your Government.”