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Naga confirms new Covid-19 patient

DECONTAMINATION. Firefighters of the Chin Po Tong Volunteers Fire Brigade spray a portion of the Naga City People’s Mall with disinfectant, a mixture of water and chlorine, as part of their contribution to the prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the city. The group’s decontamination activity, conducted Mar. 25, 29 and Apr. 1 involved spraying the major city streets with a total of 30,000 liters of antiseptics.

A 30-year-old woman in Naga City tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing Bicol region’s total number of confirmed cases to five.

In an online announcement, Naga City Mayor Nelson Legacion said that the patient was admitted in the Bicol Medical Center (BMC).

He said that on Jan. 30, the patient went to Caloocan City after arriving in the country from Dubai.

The patient, whose case code has yet to be announced by the Department of Health, boarded an Isarog Bus on Mar. 4 at 9 p.m. and arrived in Naga City the next day. She went to a relative’s house in Sister Therese Subdivision in Concepcion Pequeña village, the mayor said.

The patient also went to Albay province on Mar. 8 according to the mayor.

“She went to Mayon Resthouse in Albay on board a private van,” Legacion said.

The patient had fever and shortness of breathing on Mar. 19, prompting her to go to Bicol Cardiovascular Diagnostic Cooperative (BCDC) before she was referred to BMC.

“Because of her symptoms and her travel history, nasopharyngeal swabbing was conducted. The sample was brought to Research Institute of Tropical Medical (RITM) and she was confined in BMC,” Legacion said. The city government has conducted contact tracing and disinfection of the patient’s residence and the places she visited.

Legacion also said that the Sister Therese Subdivision has been put in quarantine.

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