City Health Officer (CHO) Henrietta S. Bagayao announced the six have been discharged from the hospital but need to undergo the required 14-day quarantine.
The six included three locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who came from the National Capital Region, one overseas Filipino worker and two frontliners of the city government.
Dr. Glenn Baggao, chief of Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC) where four of the six patients were treated, recommended that they return to the hospital after completing the 14-day quarantine for the final swab test and assessment.
In a related development, some employees of the city local government who may have had direct contact with the two positive cases were swabbed to determine if they are not infected. The two city -LGU frontliners who were earlier deployed at the Kalinga-Isabela provincial border control station may have been exposed with one of LSIs who tested positive. The other employees shall undergo rapid test.
The test is part of the protocol to check on the possible spread of the virus following contact tracing done by the CHO, Bagayao explained.(JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)
By Larry T. Lopez