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Cavite confirms 2nd COVID-19 case

/ 10:11 AM March 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla on Sunday announced his province’s second case of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Remulla said the patient is a medical practitioner who was infected through community transmission.

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“We have just received a confirmed 2nd positive case of COVID-19 in the province of Cavite,” Remulla said in a Facebook post.

The patient is currently admitted to a private hospital in Silang, Cavite.

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Remulla urged his constituents to stay at home as the possibility of community transmission is “very high.”

“COVID-19 is here in Cavite. The possibilities of community transmission (are) very high. Please stay at home as much as possible,” he said.

The Philippines has so far recorded 111 COVID-19 cases, of which eight have already died.

The Philippines is currently under a state of public health emergency due to the virus, which originated from Hubei province, China.

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Metro Manila under community quarantine amid the spike in COVID-19 cases in the capital region.

The World Health Organization declared the disease as a global pandemic after it killed nearly 5,000 people and infected 110,000 others worldwide.

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