Case no. 1
The Local Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID-19 regret to inform the public that a 21-year old male, from Sitio Decreto, Barangay Esmeralda, Balungao, Pangasinan has been tested with RT-PCR Test (Swab Test) and was confirmed POSITIVE for SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19. The result has been transmitted and received by the Rural Health Unit today, August 10, 2020.
The above-mentioned person travelled from Pasay City to Pangasinan, without securing any travel document/authority from his place of origin and claims to have travelled via company transportation on July 25. He has worked at a construction company in the NCR prior to his return to the province. He was tested on July 30, 2020 through the Pangasinan Health Office (PHO) expanded Covid-19 testing at the Tarlac-Rosales Border and has been isolated from July 25, 2020 until today, August 10, 2020. Neither has he shown any signs nor symptoms of the virus from the time he arrived and therefore considered ASYMPTOMATIC.
The Local IATF has placed Sitio Decreto, Esmeralda on lock down for 7 days starting today to give way to a more extensive contact tracing and has requested that his immediate family members and other persons whom he has been in close contact with to undergo swab testing and be on strict home quarantine, until they have all been cleared of the virus.
We are requesting everyone to stay calm and avoid discriminating the patient, his family or members of his community, and we are requesting for your understanding, cooperation and prayers. We further advice the public to continue taking all the necessary precautions and to strictly follow health protocols.