Looc on Sunday recorded its first local Covid-19 case after a businesswoman, who was first diagnosed with UTI, tested positive for the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19).
Mayor Lisette Arboleda said the patient has no travel history outside Tablas Island, Romblon.
The patient who was confined at ISIAH Hospital and Medical Center before her transfer to Romblon Provincial Hospital had symptoms of Covid-19 that’s why she underwent testing.
“The patient is now in isolation and being treated. Since Friday, we’ve tightened security on the area where she came from. The public is not allowed to enter the area where she lived,” mayor Arboleda said.
Arboleda added that the local Government of Looc identified 35 persons who are in close contact with the patient, and the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit is now in the process of collecting their swab samples.
Meanwhile, the Looc Municipal Police Station established quarantine control points at the town’s borders to regulate the entry and exit in the municipality.
The chief executive also advises the public to adhere to the health protocol and abide by applicable policies.
Since the start of the pandemic, Looc only records two confirmed cases wherein the first case was an imported case, a locally stranded individual arrived in town in November last year.