TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite May 25 (PIA) -- The city government here placed Barangays Calabuso and Mag-asawang Ilat under lockdown after reports of confirmed cases from these areas.
This came about after a company in the city reported that eight of its employees tested positive after conducting Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) for their employees. The company not only employs residents in the city but also from nearby provinces of Laguna and Batangas.
Three of the eight positive cases are residents of the city and one of the relatives of said employees also tested positive, thereby giving a total of four Probable cases pending the taking of swab samples for the Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) for confirmation of results. They were immediately isolated in the city's Isolation Facility for proper monitoring and medical attention.
Mayor Agnes Tolentino ordered the temporary lockdown of the two barangays where the said Probable cases live to properly and swiftly conduct the contact tracing and identify immediately all those who had close contact with them and be able to isolate and test them for confirmation.
The mayor said, "I ask for the understanding and cooperation of all the residents of Barangay Calabuso and Mag-asawang Ilat. We are just keeping you safe."
"And to the people of Tagaytay, although our city is now under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ), we continue to urge you to stay within your home and only go out when buying your basic needs. To all employees as well as the employers, we encourage you to stay in the workplace temporarily. This is for the safety of the community and for your families too," Mayor Tolentino continued.
Meanwhile, she was grateful to the police forces who work tirelessly to monitor and watch over the border checkpoints and also with the health workers in the City Health Office who continuously monitor the COVID-19 status of the city making sure the city is a safe and peaceful place.
"I am praying for the Lord's continuous guidance and protection. God bless us all," Mayor Agnes said. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with report from the official announcement on the City Government of Tagaytay's FB page)