A house with a sari-sari store in Purok Kapawa, Barangay Punta-Taytay, Bacolod City, was sealed off yesterday after a 24-year-old pregnant woman tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Punta-Taytay Barangay Captain Lea Palma yesterday said the pregnant woman arrived in Bacolod on June 19 from Bulacan.
Palma said she ordered the woman’s house sealed off, where about eight members of the family live, including her grandmother.
The patient has been placed under home quarantine but Palma received reports that the patient has been receiving visitors and has been to Purok Paraiso in the barangay for a sing-a-long at a beach resort.
Palma said she will meet with the Barangay Council of Punta-Taytay today so they could determine how many neighboring houses near the patient's home will be sealed off.
She will also direct the Barangay Health Workers to determine the number of families who will be affected by the lockdown so they could prepare the amount of food assistance to be provided to them.
Meanwhile, Barangay Captain Alfredo Talimodao of Barangay Granada said that they also sealed off a house in Glendale Subdivision after a 28-year-old male patient, who arrived from Manila, also tested positive for COVID-19.
Talimodao said the result of the man’s RT-PCR test was released yesterday and the patient was sent to the city' quarantine facility in Medalla Integrated School.
The barangay captain said he was informed by the patient's neighbors that the patient never left his home since he arrived in Bacolod and has not accepted any visitor so there is no need to seal off the area.
On the other hand, Barangay Captain Imelda Banguanga of Brgy. 2 said they have no lockdown in their barangay since the 32-year-old female Covid-positive patient in Purok Kagaykay was placed in a quarantine facility Friday after she tested positive.
The patient arrived in Bacolod from Manila on June 18, she said.
Banguanga said she also sent six other members of the patient's family to the quarantine facility, including her husband, and their three children.
She has disinfected the area and will have it disinfected again this week, she added.*
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