Abra’s Youngest COVID19 Patient Blows Birthday Candle At Abra Isolation Unit


BAGUIO CITY (August 11, 2020) –  “AC37” blew her birthday candle Tuesday at the Abra Isolation Unit.

Abra’s youngest COVID19 patient,  “AC37”, 4, was surprised by AIU staff members with a birthday cake and a birthday balloon.  Her eyes glimmered as she birthday wishes swarmed her before blowing her cake’s candles.

“AC37” from Sallapadan town in Abra, was came out positive of COVID19  via RT-PCR Test on August  6, 2020.

The child is a close contact of “AC14”,  a 47 year old police officer assigned in Bucloc but resides in Sallapadan town.   “AC14” had exposure in Baguio City.

 “AC37” is with her mother at the PIU and is a stable condition.

Abra has a total of 38 active COVID19 cases and had one death last week.

Abra governor Ma. Jocelyn Valera-Bernos placed Lacub town under modified enhanced community quarantine at the heels of 7 COVID19 cases in five barangays until August 15, including its neighbors Tineg, Lagangilang, Licuan-Baay and Malibcong because they were categorized as containment zones.

Eight other towns – Daguioman, Bucloc, Sallapadan, Lagayan, Dolores, San Juan, Bucay and Tayum categorized as buffer zones were also placed on GCQ , while the rest of the province (14 towns) are under MGCQ.    Control points were ordered on all entrances and exits of each of the towns.

Artemio A. Dumlao