The 62-year-old patient is a resident of Negros Oriental who traveled to Metro Manila on February 28 to attend a convention. He also reportedly visited Greenhills in San Juan. He arrived back in Negros Oriental on March 1 on an 8:30 am PAL flight.

He was first admitted to a private hospital on Saturday, March 8, for severe pneumonia and shortness of breath prior to his transfer to a different hospital where he is in ICU.

Local medical authorities will immediately conduct contact tracing to track down those who had direct contact with the patient.