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    Community in Cebu gives cheers to welcome neighbor who recovered from COVID-19

    MANILA, Philippines – A community in Lapu-Lapu City showed compassion as they welcomed their neighbor who recently recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    Community in Cebu gives cheers to welcome neighbor who recovered from COVID-19

    Community in Cebu gives cheers to welcome neighbor who recovered from COVID-19
    Jun Daclan is Lapu-Lapu City's first COVID-19 positive patient | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Lapu-Lapu City DRRMO Nagiel Bañacia

    The neighbors of Jun Daclan at St. Francis Village, Barangay Babag welcomed him with cheers and messages of warm welcome.

    Daclan is a 69-year-old man who became Lapu-Lapu City's first COVID-19 positive patient. He was finally declared coronavirus-free by the University of Cebu Medical Center - UCMed as was discharged to be sent home on Sunday, April 5.

    While aboard his vehicle on his way home, his neighbors cheered and greeted him for his recovery. Some carried posters with messages saying, "We are happy to have you back" and "Welcome Home Noy Jun.”

    Community in Cebu gives cheers to welcome neighbor who recovered from COVID-19
    Neighbors flock to welcome Jun Daclan | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Lapu-Lapu City DRRMO Nagiel Bañacia

    Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (DRRMO) Nagiel Bañacia shared photos of the small celebration. He said, "Policemen, City Health personnel, barangay health emergency response teams, personnel and medic from Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office lined up in a narrow road that leads to Daclan’s residence…"

    He added, "Two weeks ago Mr. Daclan was codenamed LLC-01 after DOH confirmed he was infected by Covid-19 virus."

    Many netizens were impressed with their community's camaraderie and show of solidarity. Many praised them after reports circulated that several COVID-19 patients usually experience discrimination and stigma.

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    Even Senator Sonny Angara, who tested COVID-19 positive received discrimination after he and his family were petitioned by his neighbors to leave their community.

    The Department of Health (DOH) had urged the public to show compassion and stop discrimination against COVID-19 patients. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reminded that it is wrong to shame the patients.

    "Nalulungkot po kami kapag nakakarinig ng mga kwento ng ating mga positive cases, kasama na rin ang ating exposed healthcare workers, na nakakaranas ng diskriminasyon at stigma. Gusto ko lamang pong sabihin sa lahat, pakiusap, huwag mamahiya ng mga taong may COVID-19,” she said.

    — Sally, The Summit Express

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