7 LSIs Positive Of Covid-19 Among “Hatid Tulong” Passengers


Davao City – Seven (7) Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) in the Hatid Tulong have tested positive of the coronavirus in their reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT PCR) test result.

They were among the 92 LSIs in the Hatid Tulong initiative that arrived in Davao City on July 27, 2020. Of the seven, four are Davao City residents and three from other neighboring towns.

Davao City Mayor Inday Sara said the LSIs were temporarily quarantined in a facility exclusively for arriving Davao City residents. The three non-residents positive of Covid-19 turned out to be among them.

“Naa gihapon sila sa atoa, because dili man gud maayo nga i-move around ang pasyente. We are keeping them but we do not count them as positive nato (We are still keeping the three non-Davao City residents who are positive because it is not advisable to move around the patients. But we do not count them in the positive number of the city),” she said.

The City Health Office is looking after the Covid-19 positive patients and the rest of the LSIs who are completing their 14-day quarantine in the temporary facility.

Also, on July 30, Davao City received 82 LSIs from the National Capital Region (NCR). All of them undergo RT-PCR testing and strict 14-day quarantine.

Angel Sumagaysay, the head of the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC), said all LSIs are settling in a school assigned as temporary quarantine facility equipped with 250 beds and hygienic kits.

“There are four beds per classroom wherein occupants will be determined by the City Health. Everything is provided by the city government such as hygienic kit, beddings, and of course their meals for 14 days,” Sumagaysay said. CIO

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