Remote Batanes gets 5th COVID-19 case from man returning from QC
CITY OF CAUAYAN, Isabela—A returning resident of Basco, the capital town of Batanes, had tested positive for SARS Cov2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, to become the northernmost province’s fifth COVID-19 case since the pandemic began in 2020.
The 26-year-old man, who came from Project 6 in virus hot spot Quezon City, arrived in Batanes last March 20 aboard a Philippine Airlines flight.
According to the Batanes provincial information desk, the man was tested for coronavirus two days before his flight.
The result of the test, released last Sunday (March 21), confirmed his infection.
Health authorities started contact tracing while the patient was quarantined at the Batanes Resort.
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