By Danny Estacio
LUCBAN, Quezon – A 22- year-old female, who was recently confirmed positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has drawn flak on social media after she allegedly exposed her family and friends to the virus.
The patient, who works in the food industry in Manila, came home on June 8 asymptomatic, but underwent swab testing.
However, instead of going on isolation while waiting for the result of the swab test, she was said to have gone to several parties, and attended some drinking sprees – some photos of which were even posted on Facebook.
“Unang-una napaka-irresponsible ng taong may COVID positive result na pumunta sa bayan na walang COVID, at di magsabi openly ng status niya. Nilagay niya ang buong bayan at senior citizen nito sa risk. Binalewala lahat ng efforts ng pulis, BHWs (barangay health workers) at volunteers ng mga barangay,” said a netizen.
“Paano yung mga pamilya nia? Paano yung mnga katrabaho nila, o nakasama nila nung June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14? “ Puwedeng ireklamo o makasuhan lahat ng may alam na COVID positive siya at tumulong na maitago ang statues niya, hindi naman ito discrimination sa may COVID-19 infection ito ay nasa batas at responsibilidad ng lahat na mamamamayan na gawin at sundin para sa pag-iingat at kalogtasan ng pauwa at ng kumunidad,” the netizen lamented.
The local government of Lucban is already conducting contact tracing to alert those who made have had contact with the COVID-19 patient to have themselves checked.
From May 9 until June 13, Lucban had gone without a COVID-19 case.