A health worker, a hog trader, and a lawyer have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), raising this city’s confirmed cases to 64 as of Friday.
A report from the City Information and Tourism Office (CITO) showed that the 31-year-old health worker from Barangay Magsaysay Sur had a cough and nasal congestion while the hog dealer, 55, from Barangay Aduas Sur, experienced fever, pneumonia, breathing difficulties, and persistent cough.
On the other hand, the 50-year-old lawyer from Barangay Sumacab Este was asymptomatic.
The CITO reported that while the hog trader went only to the Sangitan Public Market where some cases were monitored, the lawyer had traveled to Manila and Makati City.
Having recorded 31 recoveries and zero death, this city has 33 active Covid-19 cases.
Vice Mayor Julius Cesar Vergara on Saturday appealed to the public to refrain from consuming liquor amid the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak.
“Ngayong panahon na ito, pag-iingat po kasi (At this time, we need to be careful),” Vergara said, explaining how the city government is working to contain the spread of the virus.
His appeal came after the local government imposed a liquor ban as a measure to prevent the spread of the virus.
Vergara reiterated his call to the public to observe health protocols, such as wearing face masks, safe physical distancing, washing of hands, disinfecting and sanitizing, staying at home unless for essential needs or activities.
Meanwhile, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Nueva Ecija province stands at 166, with 75 recoveries, 84 active patients, and seven deaths. (PNA)
Philippines News Agency