Gen. Tinio Mayor Isidro Pajarillaga.
GEN. TINIO, Nueva Ecija — The local government is bracing for the influx of returning residents in the light of Balik Probinsya and locally stranded individuals (LSIs), the mayor here said Monday.
“Wala tayong magagawa, dapat nating tangkilikin at mga kababayan natin yan,” said Mayor Isidro Pajarillaga noting that from less than 30, their residentsunder monitoring for Covid-19 are now over 100.
This, he said, prompted them to prepare additional isolation areas to have them readily available once needed.
This municipality has slaughtered some 120 cows as food assistance with packs of food and vegetables to 18,000 families here.
Pajarillaga said they had to distribute cow meat because he wanted to give their constituents something that was available in the locality. “And what we have here are farms and stock farms,” the mayor said.
The harvest from the vegetable farm of his family, he said, were all added to food assistance packs.
“Ang maganda dito sa amin ngayon ay lahat nagkakaisa sa paglaban sa Covid na ito. Kahit mga barangay, ang ating vice mayor at mga konsehal ay lahat nagbibigay ng makakayanan para matulungan ang ating mga kababayan,” he said.
This town remains to be free from Covid-19 as of press time.
Meanwhile, the number of recoveries in Nueva Ecija rose to 45 after two female Covid-19 cases, including a medical frontliner, tested negative, according to the provincial inter-agency task force.
According to the IATF, Patient 44, a 49-year-old dialysis patient from Barangay Bakod Bayan, and Patient 48, a medical technologist from Barangay Bangad, both in Cabanatuan City have fully recovered from the disease.
The province has so far recorded 55 positive Covid-19 patients, of whom three have died.