Zamboanga del Sur confirmed on Sunday, September 13, the local transmission of COVID-19 in the province.
In a post on its Facebook page, the Zamboanga del Sur COVID-19 Task Force announced that two patients tested positive for the coronavirus even though both do not have a history of travel.
The first patient is a 29-year-old woman from Molave town, while the other is a 56-year-old man from Pagadian City.
The task force urged the province’s residents to follow minimum health protocols like wearing face masks and face shields, practicing physical distancing, and washing hands frequently.
Those younger than 21 and older than 60 years old should also remain at home unless there is an urgent need to head out, reminded the task force.
Authorized persons outside their residence, locally stranded individuals, and repatriates in the province were also told to follow guidelines for everyone’s safety.
As of Saturday, September 12, Zamboanga del Sur has 115 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 85 recoveries and 1 death, resulting in 29 active cases. – Rappler.com