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Mindanao’s 2nd confirmed COVID-19 case reported in Davao region; Davao and Tagum cities declare ‘partial lockdown’
By ANTONIO L. COLINA IV -MARCH 15, 2020 11:08 PM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) —  A 21-year old Filipina who came from the United Kingdom is the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Davao region and the second in Mindanao.

Laboratory findings from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila showed she tested positive for the disease, the Department of Health (DOH)-Davao confirmed on Sunday.

Nationwide, the DOH recorded 140 confirmed cases as of Sunday noon,  from 111 as of 9 p.m. Saturday.

The DOH-Davao made the announcement shortly after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon jointly issued a statement that they would enforce a “partial lockdown on all our entry and exit points” starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday.