Laoac brgy placed under total lockdown

Published April 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Liezle Basa Inigo

LAOAC,Pangasinan – This municipality reported its first confirmed COVID-19 positive on Thursday, April 9, that led to an order being issued by Mayor Ricardo Balderas to impose a total lockdown on the barangay where the patient resides.

In a statement, Balderas bared that the first COVID-19 positive in the town was a healthcare worker, who was a resident of Barangay Poblacion.

The total lockdown on Barangay Poblacion will last until April 24.

All entry and exit points of the barangay will be closed, while all residents were strictly advised to undergo home quarantine.

“As a frontliner, she acquired the virus from the hospital located outside our town where she is working.” Balderas said.

The health worker was tested April 6, and the result for her test came out positive on April 9.

The health worker was found to be asymptomatic, and was advised to undergo strict home quarantine, while strictly being monitored by the Laoac Municipal Health Officer.

Balderas also assured his constituents that their safety will remain as his top priority.

“We are sharing this information for public awareness so that proper precautions will be observed. We hope for you full cooperation so that we can prevent the further spread of the virus.” he added.