ITOGON, Benguet June 01 – Mayor Victorio Palangdan, today, confirmed the presence of another Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) case in the municipality following the first case that tested positive of the deadly virus over the weekend.
Palangdan said that the latest COVID-19 case in the municipality is another jail officer from the Bureau of Corrections from Labilab, Luacan barangay.
He claimed that the superior officer of the earlier jail guard who was the first COVID-19 case in the municipality was the companion of the latter who brought to the locality a dead inmate from the New Bilibid Prisons.
Earlier, Palangdan ordered the lifting of the lockdown of Ucab barangay where the first COVID-19 case in the municipality came from and subsequently ordered the lockdown of sitio Labilab, in Luacan to allow the conduct of aggressive contact tracing, disinfection of the patient’s residence and appropriate patient management.
By Dexter A. See