Asturias resident positive for coronavirus

THE municipality of Asturias in Cebu reported its first coronavirus disease (Covid-19) case, but clarified that the patient is in Cebu City.

Asturias Mayor Anto Pintor said the patient, a 23-year-old male, is a dietary utility worker of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

The patient is showing mild symptoms of Covid-9.

Pintor said the municipality will no longer conduct contact tracing, as the patient has not been able to go home to Asturias since April 9.

The mayor instead advised residents of the town to follow the health protocols set by the Municipal Government and Department of Health to prevent the spread of the new virus that causes Covid-19. (ANV)