Ex-Quezon City barangay exec faces charges for breaching home quarantine protocol

Published August 26, 2020, 8:30 AM

by Joseph Pedrajas

A former barangay official in Quezon City is facing charges for violating home quarantine protocol after going outside while he and his family were still waiting for their swab test results.

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte (FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Mayor Joy Belmonte on Tuesday said that a former barangay kagawad of Zamboanga St., along with his family, underwent COVID-19 testing after his son initially tested positive for the disease.

This came “after a drinking session with another positive individual,” the local government said.

“The family has been ordered to undergo quarantine while waiting for the result of their swab tests, but he failed to comply,” Belmonte said.

The ex-barangay official turned out positive for COVID-19, forcing the local government to impose a lockdown in the area where he lives.

The City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit was immediately ordered to conduct contact tracing and said that 15 individuals who had close contact with him had to undergo swab testing.

A total of 26 families living in the area are also being monitored.

The local government said that it is preparing charges against the former barangay official and his son for violating Ordinance No. SP-2958 S-2020.

 
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