Several cases of Covid-19 in different parts of Mindanao have been traced to the cockfighting Matina Gallera in Davao City from March 6-13.

Six of 11 deaths recorded in the Davao region out of 80 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of 8 p.m. on April 6 have been traced to last month’s six-cock derby at the New Davao Matina Gallera, the Department of Health (DOH) regional office said in a press statement issued late Monday evening to correct an earlier pronouncement that all 11 deaths were linked to the derby. Read Mindanews Story here.