Tourist-favorite Sagada reports first coronavirus case

August 10, 2020

THE tourist town of Sagada in Mountain Province on Sunday recorded its first coronavirus case, the mayor said.

In an advisory, Mayor James Pooten Jr.   said the patient is a 29-year-old male frontliner with no travel history.

Pooten said the patient is one of  the frontliners manning the municipality’s borders.

“Please be advised that one of our frontliners, a 29-year-old male, with no history of travel, has been tested positive for Covid 19. Said patient is currently being isolated  and all identified direct contacts as of now are subjected to undergo quarantine,” the advisory stated.

The mayor said the patient is asymptomatic.

He added that entry or exit to and from the municipality is temporarily banned for “further contact tracing purposes.”

Covid-19 monitoring hubs in Pegeo, Payag-eo, and Taccong were ordered closed for decontamination from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. yesterday.

Pooten said a monitoring hub will be set up in the Danom area for contact tracing to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.