Mayor Streegan warns residents of possible Covid-19 community spread


Sogod Mayor Richard Streegan of Cebu province has warned that community transmission of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) may have already begun in the town following the report of another case there.

In the town’s Covid-19 case updates on Sunday, Streegan said one new case of the viral disease had been added to the town’s tally.

The new patient is a 75-year-old man from Barangay Ibabao, who is currently admitted to a private hospital. (

The mayor reminded his constituents to stay home if they do not have important matters to do outside their residences as “it is the only way to stop the transmission of the virus.”

“It is possible that the increase in the Covid-19 cases is a sign that there can be local transmission here in our town,” he said.

As of July 12, six of the nine confirmed cases in Sogod remain active while three have recovered from the viral disease.