Minalin village on lockdown

MINALIN -- Barangay Sto. Domingo in this town has been put under lockdown due to its growing number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases.

As of Sunday evening, there were six cases of Covid-19 recorded in this town, all from Barangay Sto. Domingo.

The latest was the death of a 28-year-old woman who was admitted to a government hospital on June 10 and died the following day.

The said case was a separate case from patients 3, 4 and 5, who were all close-contact of patient 2 who was an ambulant vendor, according to Mayor Edgar Flores.

Due to the spike in cases, the municipal Inter-Agency Task Force headed by Flores implemented a localized enhanced community quarantine in the whole barangay effective Monday, July 13.

Flores said the measure is aimed at containing the virus and prevent its spread to other villages here and nearby areas.

It will also allow the comprehensive tracing of individuals who had close-contacts with patients 4, 5 and 6, he added.

The mayor asked residents to continue practicing precautionary measures on their own and in their households to prevent being infected by the virus.

"The best way to protect ourselves is to ensure that we practice good hygiene and observe health protocols, especially social distancing," he said.


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