Bontoc, Mountain Province is on a race against the new and more infectious coronavirus variant — 12 residents tested positive for that. Now health officials are ramping up efforts to trace the patients’ close contacts. Related:
Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey tells CNN Philippines that a swab test will be done tomorrow for people in five villages under lockdown.
"If our contact tracers will not finish their contact tracing, then we will extend the lockdown," he said during the Laging Handa briefing.Odsey acknowledged that the town was struggling as it did not have enough contact tracers, but noted they were banking on additional staff deployed by other regions.
"I'm so happy na ngayong araw, nandito na ang contact tracers from CAR, Regions 1 and 2 na naga-assist sa amin to trace second, third generations," he said.[Translation: I'm so happy that contact tracers from CAR, Regions 1 and 2 have arrived today to assist in tracing second, third generations.]
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Bontoc, Mountain Province mayor tests positive for COVID-19Mayor Franklin Odsey of Bontoc, Mountain Province has tested positive for the coronavirus disease and is currently in isolation. At least 12 people in Bontoc have been infected by the new variant of COVID-19 which is said to be more contagious.
Bontoc town mayor tests positive for COVID-19Bontoc, Mountain Province Mayor Franklin Odsey reveals he has contracted COVID-19 and is currently on isolation.
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Bontoc, Mountain Province mayor tests positive for COVID-19Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey also announces that 4 barangays have been placed under a critical zone that will follow ECQ guidelines until January 31
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Sunday, January 24, 2021 "If our contact tracers will not finish their contact tracing, then we will extend the lockdown," he said during the Laging Handa briefing.Odsey announced his condition in a statement on Saturday night, adding that he was not experiencing symptoms of the viral illness.January 24, 2021 "Thankfully, I have no symptoms and I am under constant monitoring by my doctors," he added.MANILA - The mayor of Bontoc town in Mountain Province, where the more contagious COVID-19 variant was recently detected, said Saturday he has contracted the illness.
Odsey acknowledged that the town was struggling as it did not have enough contact tracers, but noted they were banking on additional staff deployed by other regions. "I'm so happy na ngayong araw, nandito na ang contact tracers from CAR, Regions 1 and 2 na naga-assist sa amin to trace second, third generations," he said. 15 yielded a positive result. [Translation: I'm so happy that contact tracers from CAR, Regions 1 and 2 have arrived today to assist in tracing second, third generations. The Department of Health said Saturday that it had observed an increase of over 200% in COVID-19 infections in Bontoc, after 12 of the 16 new cases of the more contagious B.] According to Odsey, Bontoc recorded 12 cases of the B.1.1. The stricter quarantine measures may be extended in the affected areas, he added.
1.7) which is said to be more contagious. Of the 12 cases, 11 were from one Bontoc village alone.7 COVID-19 variant that first emerged in the United Kingdom. He said two patients are still in the hospital; one will be discharged today; while nine are on home quarantine. gsg. Odsey assured the Bontoc government is closely monitoring those nine UK COVID-19 patients who are on home quarantine. "As president of the Mountain Province League of Mayors, we have coordinated with our fellow mayors here about intensified and collaborative COVID response in all towns, including stricter border control," he said. In a separate interview with CNN Philippines, he said eight patients were discharged from the hospital while one severe case remains confined.
Three others under home quarantine are asymptomatic. The mayor said he hopes the province would be spared from a lockdown, adding that he believes the spread of the virus can be contained.. Odsey said community swab testing will be done on Tuesday in five villages under lockdown. “We are praying that after the mass RT-PCR [test], if the results are very good, we will not continue the lockdown. Kung ang result ay hindi maganda (If the results will not be good), we will have to continue the lockdown,” Odsey told CNN Philippines’ News Night.
During the Palace briefing on Monday, Health Department spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire said they have recommended that the lockdown in Bontoc be extended for two more weeks. "There is further investigation in cases," Vergeire said. .