Cabadbaran COVID-19-free for now as all patients recover

Cabadbaran, the capital city of Agusan del Norte, can now boast of being among very few places with zero case of COVID-19 after all seven patients, who had tested positive for coronavirus, have now recovered. PHOTO/Cabadbaran Today

Cabadbaran City is once again technically free of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after all seven  patients, who had tested positive for coronavirus, have now recovered, according to a city announcement on Wednesday (Aug. 12 ).

Mayor Judy Chin Amante, however, cautioned residents not to be complacent, saying the virus remains a threat.

Amante reiterated the need for people to strictly observe all health protocols like wearing a mask, physical distancing, and frequent hand washing, among others, to contain the spread of the virus.

Cabadbaran, the capital city of Agusan del Norte, had its first COVID-19 case in June. Six more patients, mostly locally stranded individuals (LSIs) were discovered in July and August.

Data from Cabadbaran Today, the information portal of the city government, showed that as of August 12, some 1,064 LSIs and 137 returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) returned home. Of the number, 943 had completed their 14-day quarantine. CLC

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