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Di lang chismisan! Contact tracing is a serious affair, says Calapan Mayor Arnan Panaligan

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Contact tracing involves more than just tapping the rumor mongers.

In a Facebook post, Calapan Mayor Arnan Panaligan said the City Task Force on Covid Protection and City Contact Tracing Team is hard at work to identify possible COVID 19 patients.

Panaligan said that every time there is a confirmed COVID 19 patient, the team meets to review the patient’s contacts, discuss and evaluate them, and decide who would be tested and swabbed in accordance with protocols.

They also decide where to quarantine or isolate them.

The mayor said this was a meticulous process and entails a lot of work and focus.

The team does more than just listen to gossip!

“City Task Force on Covid Protection and City Contact Tracing

Team – for every confirmed Covid-19 positive case, the group meets to review the contacts, discuss and evaluate the patients and contacts, decide who will be tested and swabbed in accordance with protocols and determine where to quarantine or isolate them. This is a meticulous process. Matrabaho at dapat tutukan ang bawat kaso. Ito ang pinagkakaabalahan ng Task Force. Let’s take all necessary precautions,” Panaligan posted.