Zamboanga City reports 1st coronavirus case

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Health authorities confirmed on Tuesday, March 24, the first case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Zamboanga City.  

In an advisory to the media Tuesday night, local health officials said the patient is a 29-year-old male who had traveled from Manila. 

Zamboanga City in Mindanao has a population of around 900,000, based on 2015 census. – with a report from Richard Falcatan/