La Trinidad Placed On Extreme ECQ Amid 2 COVID 19 Positive Cases

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La Trinidad, Benguet (March 27, 2020) — La Trinidad, Benguet capital town, was placed under extreme enhanced community quarantine (EECQ) starting March 30 to March 31 to facilitate contact tracing and massive disinfection after two patients were found positive of CoViD 19.

La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda on Friday afternoon issued executive order number 18, series of 2020, placing the entire town under EECQ from 12 midnight of Monday to 12 midnight of Tuesday.

He cited that on the 12th day of the Luzon-wide ECQ, the Department of Health (DOH) Cordillera in its CoViD 19 Regional Updates revealed that there are already two laboratory confirmed cases in Benguet.

The two persons with positive cases are from Barangays Poblacion and Puguis, La Trinidad.

One is a six year old and the other is an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who arrived from Hongkong.

The child was already discharged from a private hospital in Baguio City and is in stable condition.  The OFW is presently confined and is also in stable condition.

Salda said that there is a need for an extensive contact tracing by the town’s health workers.   He added they will be assisted by personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and other law enforcement agencies to apply procedures of investigation.

As a result of the EECQ, all roads leading to La Trinidad including barangay roads will be closed except for emergency situations. All establishments will be closed except for sari-sari stores that are allowed to open from 9 Am to 1 PM during the EECQ dates.

Artemio Dumlao-ABN