CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Police tightened security of human movement in a new area here with confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases.
Maj. Ivan Biñas, the spokesperson of the Cagayan De Oro City Police Office (COCPO), said that additional police have been dispatched to contain the movement of people in the Macanhan area.
Macanhan is a densely populated area, part of the village of Carmen, where a 62-year-old female patient was found positive of COVID-19.
Doctors at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) conducted a “swab” test on the woman before she died.
The result, released three days after she died proved that she was positive for the COVID-19 virus, Dr. Jose Chan, the NMMC medical director said.
Biñas said that the additional police force will augment the police team assigned to contain the movement of the nearby Zayas Street, also of Carmen where a female patient also died of COVID-19 virus.
He said that the police assigned a one-side entrance and exit areas in a portion in Macanhan where the COVID-19 positive reside prior to her death.
Acting City Health Officer Lorraine Nery said that the health personnel were now focusing on containing the Macanhan area along with the police in close coordination with the village officials.
She said that the contact-tracing and isolation of people who have direct contact with the patient was already done in the area.
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