Pudtol records 3 new COVID cases

PUDTOL, Apayao, Aug. 10(PIA)--Aggressive contact tracing  is now ongoing  for people who may have come in  contact  with  the   three new COVID-19 positive  cases in the municipality.


Mayor Hector Reuel Pascua  said the three new cases on August 9  bring to five the  town’s total number of COVID cases.

 Pascua in his official statement, said  the third case is a  25 year old male returning overseas Filipino.He  completed the 14 day quarantine and tested negative  before going home to Apayao.  He  underwent another 7-day mandatory quarantine in his hometown which he also completed. Then he was served  a warrant of arrest due to  a previous case he was involved with. He  was detained at the Pudtol Municipal Police Station, and as a requirement  for admission to the Luna Bureau of Jail and Management  and Penology facility,  he was  swabbed   and   his test  result that  came in August 8 yielded  positive for COVID-19.

The fourth case is a 35 year old female, a barangay health worker from Barangay Aurora. She  was swabbed tested on August 5  as part of the mass testing for frontliners in the province.  She is asymptomatic and now admitted at the Far North Luzon Hospital and Training Center in Luna due to an existing medical condition.

The  fifth case  is 22 year old   member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and a resident of Barangay Cacalaggan. He exhibited symptoms and was immediately transported to the Far North Luzon Hospital and Training Center.

Pascua said concerned barangays where patients reside are  now placed on temporary lockdown as well as the municipal boarders. The temporary lockdown shall not hamper government of essential goods, agricultural products, workers and APORs subject to verification of appropriate identification papers, media documents and travel authority documents.

The Pudtol MPS is also placed under temporary lockdown while waiting for the test results of those uniformed personnel who are direct contacts of the detainee.

Pascua  enjoined   the people to  take all precautionary measures while  reminding   them to avoid spreading unverified information  that  discriminate the patients and their families. (JDP/RMC-PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic Cawis


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