Zamboanga del Sur’s COVID-19 list grows by 6 cases

/ 10:52 PM July 17, 2020

PAGADIAN CITY—Six more COVID-19 cases were added to the list of Zamboanga del Sur on Thursday (July 16), raising it to 38.

All six new cases of infection were those of stranded persons returning from two coronavirus hot spots—Cebu and Metro Manila—and Saudi Arabia.


The returnee from Cebu is from Mahayag town who arrived in the city aboard a mercy flight last June 26.

Of the four who arrived from Manila, two travelled aboard a 2GO Shipping Lines vessel that stopped at the port of Ozamiz City where they were fetched, while two others boarded Cebu Pacific flights.


Two of are from Pagadian City, one from San Miguel town and another from Tigbao town.

The overseas worker from Saudi Arabia is a resident of Sominot town who travelled back to Mindanao via Cagayan de Oro City and was fetched there by health workers.

According to provincial information officer Jeesrel Himang, all the patients are now on quarantine in their hometowns.

Himang said at least 15 COVID-19 patients in the province had already recovered.

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