3 upland municipalities in Cavite remain COVID-19-free

Published April 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Anthony Giron

IMUS CITY, Cavite – Amadeo, a municipality in Cavite’s seventh district, as well the neighboring towns of Magallanges, and General Emilio Aguinaldo-Bailen in the eight district remained free of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The three upland municipalities are agricultural areas with the least population in Cavite province.

The local health unit of Amadeo reported zero COVID-19 case, and 17 suspected/probable cases or persons under investigation (PUI) and monitoring (PUM) as of Thursday, April 23.

Amadeo, a fourth class municipality, has 26 barangays, and a population of 37,649 as per 2015 census report. The town has been known as the country’s “Coffee Capital” as the area produces the best coffee and product particularly for export.

The municipal government of Magallanes also reported zero case, and only two suspect (PUI/PUM) cases, as of April 23.

This was the same situation in Gen. Aguinaldo-Bailen.

Magallanes, also a coffee producer, is a fourth class municipality, with 16 barangays and a population of 22,727. Gen. Aguinaldo-Bailen is a fifth class municipality with 14 barangays and a population of 22,220.

The local governments of Amadeo, Magallanes and Gen. Aguinaldo-Bailen are observed to have been concerned and on guard even as there was no report of CoVID-19 case in their respective areas.

Local officials have been calling on residents to comply with the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) provincial ordinance since its implementation on March 17.