Misamis Occidental Governor Philip Tan has also confirmed that a male patient at the Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Medical Center (MHARS-MC) in Ozamiz City has tested positive of coronavirus. He added that the patient who is a native of Brgy. Sta. Cruz in Jimenez town arrived in Manila from abroad last March 4 then arrived in the province via Philippine Airlines last March 14. Gov. Tan said the patient is stable and has mild pneumonia.
With this latest development, Gov. Tan called on Jimenez Mayor Rosario Balais, the municipal health and police officials to place Brgy. Sta. Cruz under enhanced community quarantine with nobody allowed to enter or leave. They are now contact tracing the patient because he was considered a PUM only on March 16 or 2 days after he arrived in the province. He was admitted to the hospital last March 25 after having fever and coughs. Watch below.