Antique confirms second case of COVID-19, says regional health office

Cherry Palma, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 10 2020 08:01 PM

The municipality of Pandan confirmed its first case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the regional health office said on Friday, the second reported infection in all of Antique.

The patient is a 69-year old man who is currently in hospital, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6.

The local government of Pandan has ordered the temporary closure of public markets for disinfection.

The Antique Anti-COVID19 Taskforce informed the public that a meeting will be held to work on measures to ensure the health and safety of the Pandananons.

A resident of Parañaque City was the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Antique last Tuesday.