Batanes records its first-ever COVID-19 case months after coronavirus entered PH

Batanes records its first-ever COVID-19 case months after coronavirus entered PH

- Batanes has officially recorded its first-ever confirmed case coronavirus disease or COVID-19

- The provincial government said that the patient was a locally stranded individual who arrived in Batanes last September 22

- The patient reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on September 28 and was placed under strict isolation

- The provincial task force already monitored the close contacts of the patient and the other stranded individuals that arrived

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The province of Batanes has officially recorded its first confirmed case of coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

KAMI learned that the provincial government confirmed the incident on Tuesday.

Batanes records its first-ever COVID-19 case months after coronavirus entered PH

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In a Facebook post by the Provincial Government of Batanes, it was announced that a locally stranded individual who arrived in Batanes tested positive for COVID-19 on September 28, 2020.

The first COVID-19 patient in Batanes is asymptomatic. However, as part of the health protocols, the patient is currently under strict isolation at the Batanes Resort.

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The Provincial COVID-19 Task Group already monitored the closed contacts of the patient, as well as the other locally stranded individuals.

In August, a data analyst claimed that Batanes is the only province without coronavirus cases. Dr. Peter Clayton said that COVID-19 did not reach Batanes yet at that time since the outbreak began in March.

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Batanes is a province situated in the northernmost part of the Philippines. It is popular for its picturesque view and a well-known vacation spot in the country.

As reported by KAMI in July, Batanes was among the five provinces that remained COVID-free. The other provinces were Quirino, Aurora, Siquijor, and Dinagat Islands.

Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte signed a proclamation and declared the Philippines under a state of calamity until September 2021.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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