Before 12 noon today, Begtang reported two new COVID-19 cases, both male, aged 27 and 82 and residents of Pudtol and Santa Marcela respectively. They are in stable condition.
In the afternoon,the Department of Health confirmed four more positive cases - two from Luna town and other two from Santa Marcela.
The governor immediately ordered the conduct of aggressive contact tracing to be undertaken by the Contact Tracing Teams in the province
The municipalities of Luna, Santa Marcela and Pudtol are placed under temporary lockdown, and strict monitoring of individuals going in and out of the municipalities is mandated.
“The Provincial Government, in cooperation with concerned national government agencies and municipal government units, is doing everything to prevent further transmission of the virus in our province of Apayao,” Begtang said.
“We reiterate our call for everyone to strictly stay at home while we undertake necessary actions to prevent the further transmission of the disease in the province,” she added.
Apayao now has a total of seven COVID-19 cases. The province’s first case confirmed last June 1 is health worker from Conner who recovered in just four days. (JDP/RMC- PIA- CAR)
By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis