Six houses placed under lockdown

BATAC CITY, July 22, 2020–Village officials placed six residential houses under lockdown at Sitio Busel, Brgy. Palongpong, this city after a resident there had served as the driver of a nurse tested positive of coronavirus.

Brgy. Chairman Reynaldo Garcia said the lockdown is a precautionary measure against the threat of COVID-19.

He said the driver fetched the nurse in Metro Manila and brought her home to Ilocos Norte.

Upon his return home in Batac, the driver reportedly went to a nearby Sitio and attended the wake of a deceased village mate.

The driver later had a rapid and swab test, the result of which was not yet known at press time.

The nurse, said to be COVID positive, hails from Brgy. 8, Laoag City based on the DOH-IN info bulletin. (tri-media report)