The local government of the Municipality of Pavia announced that there are two new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in their town.
Mayor Luigi Gorriceta made the confirmation through a statement released via their Facebook page.
“I immediately called for an emergency meeting, and at this very moment, our Municipal Health Office, in coordination with the Provincial Health Office and the barangay concern is currently conducting contact tracing for all persons that might have direct contact, as well as the degree of their exposure to the positive patients,” Gorriceta said.
In an interview over RMN Iloilo, Gorriceta said that the patients are a couple who had contact with confirmed CPVID-19 case labeled as WV #11 in Mandurriao, Iloilo.
The two new patients are asymptomatic and under strict home quarantine. Their house and surroundings were also disinfected, said Gorriceta.
Here’s the full text of official statement of Mayor Gorriceta:
Sa mga pinalangga ko nga Pavianhons, gusto ko lang ipalab-ot sa inyu nga sa subong, I am saddened by the information given to me by our Municipal Health Officer, that despite the efforts we have done since day 1 to contain the spread of COVID-19, I would like to inform all of you that we have 2 positive cases of COVID-19 in our municipality.
I immediately called for an emergency meeting, and at this very moment, our Municipal Health Office, in coordination with the Provincial Health Office and the barangay concern is currently conducting contact tracing for all persons that might have direct contact, as well as the degree of their exposure to the positive patients.
Our Medical Technologist from the Municipal Health Office had already collected specimen to their recorded contacts and I request further that all contacts of the patient should be tested.
Since the very 1st day of our fight of this pandemic we have been preparing, if this time would come.
We have asked permission and followed the guidelines of DEPED in using PAVIA PILOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL as isolation center for PUTS and PUMs and they allowed us to use 45 rooms with individual comfort rooms and with health personnel to be on duty in the facility.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to our frontliners, those working in the health sector, our Pavia PNP, Pavia Firestation Personnel, MDRRMO Personnel. Barangay Officials. BHERTS, Barangay Tanods, and our staff bringing relief goods to the 18 barangays. Their love for service and .11 of duty has been unconditional. It’s important to remember that everyone is doing their best at this time.
My beloved Pavianhons, please be assured that we are taking .re of all essential services behind the scenes. We are together in this fight. I will do my best to protect all of you but please follow all the rules and guidelines which the LGU have issued.
In this time of hardship and struggle in combatting the spread of COVID-19. I humbly ask for your cooperation to be with me in this fight against the disease. I urge you to follow the rules during this Enhance Quarantine. Stay home — and stay safe.
May God our Almighty Father embrace us all in His loving arms. give us courage, strength and perseverance to get through this.
WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS, MGA KASIMANWA KO. Madamo gid nga salamat!
LAURENCE ANTHONY “LUIGI” G. GORRICETA
Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado, Provincial Health Officer, also confirmed that there are two additional cases in the province of Iloilo as of 8:00 P.M. of April 7. This brings the positive COVID-19 cases in the province to 15.