‘It really breaks my heart’: Baby, 14-days-old, contracts coronavirus in Ecija

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 07:27 PM June 30, 2020

CABANATUAN CITY—A baby girl born just 14 days ago in the town of Santa Rosa tested positive for SARS Cov2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and became Nueva Ecija’s 73rd COVID-19 patient.

“It really breaks my heart,” said Fr. Arnold Abelardo, spokesperson of the Nueva Ecija Inter-Agency Task Force (NEIATF), who reported the case.


The baby was admitted on June 22 at the Gonzales General Hospital.

Gov. Aurelio Umali, who heads the task force, said the baby had no history of travel to an infected place.


Abelardo said the baby’s mother was negative in a rapid test but would be tested again together with the baby’s father.

In Quezon town, Sitio 6 in Barangay San Alejandrino was placed on lockdown after a 34-year-old seaman tested positive for coronavirus.

Of the province’s 73 infections, 62 were listed as recovered and three dead.

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