GAINZA, Camarines Sur --- Despite the recovery of the first coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patient here, the local government unit in this town has decided to add more isolation or quarantine facilities to accommodate locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in the near future.
Leonardo Agor Jr., secretary of Mayor Leonardo Agor Sr., said that the Gainza National High School in Barangay District 1 will be added in the list of isolation facilities.
He said the decision is intended to accommodate more LSIs multiple who requested the local government unit (LGU) for letters of acceptance.
Agor said that the Department of Interior Local Government (DILG) ordered LGUs to require from LSIs and returning residents letters of acceptance before they will be allowed to return home.
Letter of acceptance from LGU is one of the travel requirements needed to be presented by LSIs when they return to their hometown.
He said that the first Covid-19 patient in the town, a 22-years-old male working as a machine operator has already recovered from the virus.
The mayor’s secretary said the patient remains isolated as part of the health protocol and his close contacts consisting of 20 individuals are also under quarantine.
Gainza town has four isolation facilities located in the barangays of Dahilig, Sampaloc, and District 1 (Poblacion).