Around eight people who attended the cockfighting derby at the New Davao Matina Gallera last March 12 were traced to Cagayan de Oro City, the City Health Office (CHO) announced.

So far, two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Northern Mindanao were linked to the Matina derby – one from Tubod, Lanao del Norte and the other from Lumbayao, Valencia City, Bukidnon. Local health officials are calling other attendees to voluntary submit themselves to authorities for health monitoring and contact tracing.

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