Kalinga suspends entry of LSIs to avoid surge in COVID-19 cases
BAGUIO CITY — Kalinga province will temporarily stop accepting returning locally stranded individuals (LSIs) starting Aug. 24 until Sept. 2, authorities there said.
The 10-day moratorium for the entry of LSIs who are returning home will help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the province and avoid overcrowding in isolation units.
As of Sunday, the province has recorded 89 COVID-19 cases, 48 of which are active.
Records from the Kalinga inter-agency task force showed that the province recorded its first two “imported” COVID-19 cases on June 10 and 11.
The two were a returning overseas Filipino Worker and an LSI.
On July 27, health officials there recorded the province’s first local transmission.
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