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Mayor Benjamin Magalong assures the city government's readiness with Vaccination Action Plan and Operation Center and enough manpower in place. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Higher Education Institutions offering medicine and allied health programs may now open limited face-to-face classes according to Commission on Higher Education - CAR Director Danilo Bose (second left). (SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet)

BFAR-CAR Regional Director Lilibeth Signey turned over solar-powered venturi aeration system to the fisherfolks in Barangay Santa Filomena in Calanasan to officials led by Sangguniang Bayan Member Kyle Mariah Bulut, Municipal Agriculturist Luisa Magna and fisherfolk Loreto Asuncion. BFAR-CAR photos

The Big Kettle is a new come on of the Polig's Berry Farm in Ambassador, Tublay in Benguet. It is one of the tourist attractions opened even during the General Community Quarantine. (photo courtesy of the Polig's Berry Farm)

Tabuk City is ready for COVID-19 aggressive community testing

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Feb. 17 (PIA) – The city is ready for the four-day COVID-19 aggressive community testing (ACT) set on February 18-21.

City Health Officer Henrietta S. Bagayao explained the ACT is set here due to continued spiraling in COVID-19 cases, now with 932 confirmed cases, 276 active and 13 deaths.

The activity is recommended by the Cordillera Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) on emerging diseases to areas put on high-risk level with the municipalities of Lubuagan and Pasil in the province, as a crucial measure to curb the spread of the virus.

The city is allotted 5,000 free testing slots for at least 10 barangays marked as COVID-19 critical zones or barangays having at least five clustered COVID-19 cases per three puroks. Covered barangays are Bulanao Centro, (1,500 tests), Bulanao Norte (800), Bado Dangwa (500), Casigayan (400), Dagupan Centro (400), Dagupan Weste (400), Malin-awa (300), Balawag (300), Casigayan (300), and New Tanglag (300).

Dr. Bagayao informed the testing is free with priority given to government employees including teachers, barangay officials, tanods, and barangay health workers; uniformed personnel; senior citizens; persons with co-morbidities; tricycle and public utility vehicle drivers; vendors and grocery store workers; and close contacts of COVID-19 positive individuals.

Other interested persons are also welcome to avail of the testing as it is “better to exceed the target” in order to catch all carriers of the virus, she said.

 Bagayao said orientation is done with various stakeholders down to host barangays for the activity.

School facilities shall be used as swabbing centers after proper coordination with the city IATF with the Tabuk Schools Division. Host barangays have readied their isolation shelters to augment the existing isolation facilities of the city in time for the swab test results.

Similar activities will also be conducted in Cagaluagan, Guina-ang and Maluksad in Pasil municipality on February 23; Mabongtot, Lower Uma, and Poblacion in Lubuagan on Feb. 24, and in Mabilong and Dangoy, also in Lubuagan on Feb. 25.

Officials are urging the identified priority individuals to actively participate in the testing. (JDP/LL/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)  

Tabuk City Health Officer Henrietta S. Bagayao presents the city's 10 COVID-19 crtical zone barangays to be covered under the Aggressive Community Testing (ACT) this February 18-21.

By Larry T. Lopez

 

 

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