SUBIC, Zambales – Two new cases of the coronavirus disease were recorded in this municipality after their RT-PCR test results were released July 23 by the Philippine Red Cross-SBMA Molecular Laboratory.
Mayor Jonathan John Khonghun who is also chair of the local inter-agency task force said the two – both females aged 46 and 22 – are close relatives and housemates of the patient tagged as ZAMO-40 who tested positive of Covid-19 last July 21.
Konghun said the 25 other relatives with whom ZAMO-40 had contact tested negative and were advised to go on “strict home quarantine” for 14 days. Disinfection of their homes and surrounding areas has also been undertaken.
“Tayo po ay nakikiusap sa ating mga kababayan, lalo na ang mga nagtatrabaho sa ibang lugar na magdoble ingat at parating isaalang-alang ang mga infection prevention control sa inyong mga pinagtatrabahuhanupang hindi natin maiuwi ang sakit na Covid-19 sa ating mga tahanan,” the mayor appealed.
This, even as he reiterated his call to his constituents to strictly follow the IATF health protocols of staying at home, frequent hand washilg, social distancing and wearing face mask.
As of July 24, there are 47 confirmed cases of Covid–19 in whole province of Zambales.