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Vizcaya town market closed for 5 days after 9 vendors test positive for coronavirus

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 05:59 PM September 17, 2020

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—Mayor Ralph Lantion on Thursday (Sept. 17) ordered a five-day lockdown of the town’s public market after nine vendors there tested positive for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The market’s temporary closure will start on Friday (Sept. 18) to give way to disinfection and contact tracing, Lantion said in an executive order.

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The nine vendors were among 21 market workers who were tested last Sept. 12.

As of Thursday, the Nueva Vizcaya provincial health office has recorded 353 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 134 recoveries and 10 fatalities.

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The latest cases included that of a 7-year-old girl in Bayombong town who contracted the virus from her mother.

Three 11-year-old children also tested positive for the virus after they had been exposed to relatives who had gotten sick.

Edited by TSB

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