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Camarines Sur records 4 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

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Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Villafuerte announced that his province has recorded four new cases of coronavirus disease 2019.

They are tagged as Bicol #119, Bicol #120, Bicol #121 and #122.

According to the Governor 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.

“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,” said Villafuerte.

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

Meanwhile, Bicol #119 and Bicol #120 arrived from Cebu on June 13, 2020 via ferry to Sorsogon and 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,” said the governor.

Villafuerte said that the two were 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,” said Villafuerte.

He also reminded the public “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,” he said.