The Quezon City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance (QCESU) said on Thursday that there are no new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Riverside in Barangay Commonwealth.“Currently…wala kasing active case dun sa lugar (there is no active case in the area),”QCESU head, Dr. Rolly Cruz, said in a virtual press conference.
“More than 20 days na nangyari so ang habol natin ngayon ay kung meron bang nag e-execute ng COVID-19 symptoms dun sa lugar at ma-test sila (It happened more than 20 days ago, so now we need to know if there will be someone who will execute COVID-19 symptoms and we will test them)” he added.
Dr. Cruz also said that if there will be one two positive cases in one household, a special concern lockdown in the area will be implemented.
“So once na testing is done and we saw na merong mga clustering dun sa area, meaning one or two household na merong COVID positive, criteria na natin ito for lockdown (So once the testing is done and we saw that there would be a clustering in the area, meaning one or two people in the household turned out to be positive for COVID-19, that would be the criteria for lockdown), we will put the area in a special concern lockdown,” he said.
“These will be discussed of course with the mayor and barangay captain so that we’ll be able to conduct further testing dun sa lugar (in the area),” he added.
The 35-year-old patient, who was quarantined in Riverside and was found to have the United Kingdom (UK) variant of the virus was only discovered by QCESU on February 10.
The Quezon City government made an early morning announcement on Thursday that residents of a community in Riverside in Barangay Commonwealth would be tested and contact traced for COVID-19.