Six quarantine ‘finishers’ reunited with families

By Alex A. Lumaque

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, May 15 (PIA) – A bouquet of flowers and a tight hug welcomed one of the six quarantine finishers of the city as he walked out of the Roxas City Isolation Center (RCIC) at Brgy. Milibili here.

The six finishers, composed of two women and four men city residents, arrived from Metro Manila on April 29, 2020 and underwent a 14-day quarantine at the RCIC.

They were part of the 12 repatriates who arrived in the province and have all tested negative from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) using the Reverse – Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction test.

A simple send-off program highlighted by a sing-and-dance number to the tune of the “Fight Song” was held at the center.

Roxas City mayor Ronnie Dadivas joined the finishers in the dance, along with other City Health Office and quarantine facility staff.

All the six finishers were given quarantine clearances as proof that they have complied with the protocols.

“I would like to thank all the people who helped us in our darkest hours. You have opened my eyes and my heart on how important it is if we have each other,” said RCIC first batch finisher Jorez Vidal, in a social media card posted in Dadivas’ Facebook page “Upod Kita Ronnie Dadivas.”

A new batch of nine repatriates, composed of seafarers, land-based OFW workers and a locally stranded individual, also started their 14-day quarantine on May 14. (PIA)