BALIANGAO, Misamis Occidental–Mayor Agne Yap has declared Purok 4 in Barangay Miray under localized lockdown after the town recorded four new cases of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Mindanao Daily News online learned yesterday.
Yap ordered the lockdown to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 contagion in the area and provide guidelines for the movement of its residents.
A previously unknown COVID-19 infected Authorized Person Outside of Residence (APOR) from the province of Zamboanga del Norte together with his friends had a morning meal and close interaction with relatives in Barangay Punta Miray, Baliangao including the 8-year-old child of the APOR’s friend.
The contact resulted in the transmission of COVID-19 to the child (Local Patient n0.01) as seen in the confirmed RT-PCR test result of the child three weeks later.
Three other family members of the confirmed COVID-19 (LP-01) in Purok 2 and Purok 4 of Barangay Punta Miray were tested positive for Igm and IgG on Rapid Diagnostic test (RDT) conducted for the close contact family members of LP-01 in their other house at Purok-4, Barangay Punta Miray.
To further prevent and contain the spread of the unseen infection, the family members who were positive on RDT were immediately transported to the provincial isolation facility for confirmatory RT-PCR test.
The other family members living in Purok 2, Barangay Punta Miray of LP-01, who tested negative on RDT, were immediately and carefully transferred to their other house at Purok 4 and were placed in strict home quarantine to contain their movements.
Three more close contacts of local patient LP-01 have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 after their RT-PCR test results came out, October 1.
Baliangao Mayor Agne Yap released an order declaring Purok 4, Barangay Punta Miray under localized lockdown to prevent, contain and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 contagion in the area and provide guidelines for the movement of its residents. (PR)