December 4, 2022

The Apayao Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force reported that a Covid-19 Delta variant case was detected in the province following a notification from the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on Aug. 6.
The Delta case is from Pudtol and was detected from the submitted specimens to the PGC last month and the confirmed case has already fully recovered in July.
The PIATF said Pudtol will be put on lockdown effective Aug. 6 pending completion of the contact tracing activities and receipt of results of the mass testing that shall be undertaken.
Gov. Eleanor Bulut-Begtang said despite the incident, the situation is under control.
The PIATF and the Pudtol IATF assured the public they are doing their best to manage the situation and are conducting massive tracing of individuals who have interacted and came in contact with the confirmed Delta variant case and subject them to RT-PCR test.
Begtang reiterated her call for the public to be more vigilant and to continuously follow the minimum health protocols, especially on staying at home unless for essential and emergency travels and observe physical distancing and proper hygiene at all times. – PIA