Governor Bong Lacson Confirms Negros Occidental Has Local Transmission of COVID-19
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson confirmed a local transmission of COVID-19 in the province.
The entire Philippines is still under a community quarantine now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This coronavirus disease has affected more than 200 countries and territories across the globe.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), a total of 40,336 cases of coronavirus were recorded in the country now. Out of the said total number, 1,280 patients died while the total recoveries is at 11,073 now.
It is now a protocol to wear a face mask when going outdoors to curb the spread of COVID-19. Also, social distancing must be observed. This is apart from the fact that the whole country is under a community quarantine now.
Most cities and provinces in the Philippines are under a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) now. One of these provinces is Negros Occidental which recorded cases of the coronavirus disease.
Unfortunately, recently, a local transmission was declared in Negros Occidental. It was confirmed by provincial Gov. Bong Lacson to RMN.
Based on a post of iFM Bacolod, Patient 105 who is residing in Murcia contracted COVID-19. He is the driver of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).
The 47-year-old patient is the one who drives locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the healing center in EB Magalona.
Based on the report, Gov. Lacson is curious about how Patient 105 contracted the disease as he is wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) whenever he drives. Currently, the tracing of those people he had contact with is ongoing.
Murcia Mayor Gerry Roxas has also released an Executive Order placing Brgy. Minoyan, where the patient resides, under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). He also placed Purok New Site under an Extreme ECQ.
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