MAASIN CITY- Mayor Nacional Mercado of this city has confirmed that the city has zero active cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after the recovery of its two remaining patients.
The city recorded a total of eight COVID-19 cases since June 17, 2020.
Mercado said the patients were already discharged from their isolation facility for community reintegration.
However, he reminded the residents to maintain the established health protocols for the safety of the city.
“With or without cases, we urged the public to religiously practice the infection-prevention and control measures,” the city mayor said.
Meanwhile, Mercado disclosed that the newly constructed quarantine facility located in Barangay Rizal is almost completed meant for locally stranded individuals who will return to the city.
Mercado said they will be accepting 50 individuals at the quarantine facility starting next week.
“This may not be as comfortable compared to your own rooms but we are doing our best in giving quality service to our constituents most especially in times of crisis,” he said.
Earlier, the Philippine Red Cross-Southern Leyte chapter and the Maasin city government launched the first “Red Cross 143 Covid-19 Skills Camp”, a skills training program in a safe quarantine facility for returning residents during their 14-day quarantine.