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Nueva Vizcaya gov, 4 execs test positive for COVID-19; prov’l capitol on lockdown

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 01:42 PM April 05, 2021

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya –– Gov. Carlos Padilla has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and was on quarantine in a private hospital.

Padilla announced his condition on Monday, April 5, adding that he has experienced only mild symptoms.

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“My swab test result came out only today, but I have been quarantined for three days already since I was swabbed,” he told the Inquirer.

He asked those who came in contact with him to undergo quarantine.

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Padilla also ordered the lockdown of the Nueva Vizcaya provincial capitol and its Ammungan capitol grounds until April 8 to give way to disinfection.

Aside from Padilla, four other local officials in the province had contracted the virus: Mayor Dolores Binwag of Quezon town, Mayor Pepito Balgos of Bambang town, Vice Mayor Philip Dacayo of Solano, and Vice Mayor Ruben Sayo of Aritao.

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