Ifugao town records second COVID-19 case
LAMUT, Ifugao, May 14 (PIA) – – The local government here reiterates to the public to follow guidelines such as staying at home, practicing proper hygiene, wearing protective mask and observing social distancing as the municipality recorded its second confirmed COVID-19 case.
Dr. Rhodora Montessa, Municipal Health Officer, confirmed on May 12 that the new patient is a 34 years old male from Panopdopan, Lamut and a member of the Coast Guard based in Binondo, Manila.
The patient arrived in Lamut on May 1, 2020, and following LGU and DOH protocols, he was brought to the Tourism Village for the mandated 14-day quarantine. As he has cough, he underwent swab testing which result that came out May 12 yielded positive.
The patient is now confined at the Region 2 Trauma and Medical Center in Nueva Vizcaya and in stable condition. Contact tracing is underway to identify those whom the patient may have come in contact with so that necessary interventions maybe done.
Lamut recorded Ifugao’s first COVID-19 confirmed case last month, a 65 years old male resident of Poblacion East who has now recovered. Said barangay was placed under total lockdown from April 25 until May 8 after the rapid and swab tests conducted at the ground zero yielded negative results.
The Lamut LGU requested that the town be included in the extended enhanced community quarantine until May 15, 2020, which was granted by the chairman of the Cordillera Regional Interagency Task Force Group COVID-19.
To date, these two are the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province of Ifugao.(JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)