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Camarines Sur Gov. Migz Villafuerte reports four new COVID 19 cases from new arrivals

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Camarines Sur has four new COVID 19 cases, but Gov. Migz Villafuerte assured his constituents that they are now in isolation.

Two of the new cases were beneficiaries of the government’s program to bring home locally stranded individuals and are relatives of a COVID 19 patient, Villafuerte said in a Facebook post.

But these patients had not yet set foot in their municipality and have been in isolation since their family member earlier tested positive for the disease. So there would be no lockdown in their area in Balatan, he said.

The two other new cases came from Cebu and were fetched by a vehicle in Pilar.

They first underwent home quarantine in Iriga, but later swab tests showed they were positive. They were then brought to a quarantine facility.

Because of this, there will be a lockdown in Barangay San Isidor, Iriga. Contact tracing is also being conduct.

With these developments, Villafuerte reminded Camarines Sur residents that the community’s health is also their responsibility and reminded them to adhere to all health protocols.

Let’s keep the numbers down!

“Camarines Sur has recorded 4 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today.

Bicol #121 and #122 are both family members of Bicol #95. All three of them are beneficiaries of the Hatid Tulong Initiative via PNR train that arrived in CamSur on June 25, 2020. Rest assured that the 2 new patients have not set foot on their municipality. Bicol #121 and #122 have been isolated at the CamSur Medical Center in Banasi, Bula since the announcement of Bicol #95’s RDT positive result.

Hence, there is no need for a lockdown in Balatan as their 2 new confirmed cases are both contained and have not had any contacts outside their quarantine site.

Bicol #119 and Bicol #120, who arrived from Cebu on June 13, 2020 via ferry to Sorsogon & fetched by pick up vehicle at Pilar. Both were allowed to observe home quarantine upon their arrival to Iriga City. But on June 29, 2020, Iriga LGU requested the Provincial Epidemiological Surveillance Unit to conduct Nasopharyngeal swab tests on the two patients. They are now isolated at the LGU quarantine facility.

We would like to clarify that Bicol #119 and Bicol #120 are not beneficiaries of the Hatid Tulong Program.

Due to this, we will be imposing a lockdown at Barangay San Isidro, Iriga City. Please be assured that the Provincial Government is now helping the city conduct meticulous contact tracing on these 2 new cases from Iriga City.

May we also take this chance to remind each and everyone that our community’s health is everyone’s responsibility. Let us all do our part to prevent further local transmission in our province by observing social distancing, proper hand washing, wearing of face masks, and limiting unnecessary trips outside our homes. Dios mabalos,” Villafuerte posted.