Two Floridablanca villages under 10-day quarantine; one positive of COVID-19

Two remote mountain villages of Floridablanca town were put in a 10-day community quarantine after an individual was reported positive of the coronavirus or COVID-19.

Floridablanca Mayor Darwin Manalansan has issued Executive Order No. 15 declaring “ten (10) days community quarantine at Barangays Nabuclod and Mawacat” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease that already claimed the life of one in the City of San Fernando on March 11, 2020.

The Department of Health (DOH) Regional Field Office III had confirmed one positive case of COVID-19 residing at Barangay Nabuclod, according to Manalansan.

Manalansan said the patient was already “receiving utmost care and attention at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital” in the City of San Fernando.

Manalansan immediately ordered a 10-day community quarantine at Barangays Nabuclod and Mawacat starting March 14, 2020, Saturday at 12nn until March 24, 2020 at 12nn.

Both the residents of the mountain villages were not allowed to leave the area and prevented from roaming. Visitors are not also allowed to enter the two barangays.

Manalansan said the Office of the Municipal Risk Reduction and Management, Municipal Health Office and the Municipal Social Welfare and Development “will be in charge for the provisions of the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to medical emergencies and disasters and/or performance of other vital services shall continue with the operations and render the necessary services.”

The two barangays particularly Nabuclod attracted visitors because of its panoramic mountain ranges with Zambales. It also have a ‘zip line’ for visitors to enjoy. The Provincial Government, then led by now Vice Governor Lilia Pineda, pushed for the development of Barangay Nabuclod as a tourism area.

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