Based on the report of the Provincial Health Office, the two cases from Sagada and Bontoc are from the frontline service sector.
The 29 year-old male frontliner from Sagada has no history of travel outside the province while the 29 year old male police officer from Bontoc has just been reassigned to Mountain Province from the National Capital Region. He first reported to the Cordillera Police Regional Office at Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet from July 20 - 29, 2020, and arrived in Bontoc last July 30. Both patients are asymptomatic and in isolation.
Earlier on Saturday, a 39 year old from the frontline service who came home to Tadian from NCR tested positive for COVID-19, the first case of the municipality.
The province has now nine confirmed cases with five already recovered.
“We can greatly protect ourselves and our communities by taking the most practical and proactive measures against the COVID-19 – wherever we are and whoever we are with outside our homes, let us wear our masks, observe physical distancing and never forget to do proper handwashing whenever the need arises,” the PDRRMC advisory stated.
Healthy diet and proper exercise are also encouraged to help boost resistance against diseases.
“We also urge everyone to continuously pray for the Lord's healing for the sick and the suffering and for His steadfast protection over all His people,” the PDRRMC headed by Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan added. (JDP/PIA Mt. Province)
By PIA Mt. Province