Two more patients come out into the open
March 29, 2020
Two more Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients responded to Mayor Benjamin Magalong’s call to save lives by revealing their identities to facilitate contact tracing.
Spouses Enrique and Jaysay Bactad, both 67, residents of Las Piñas City today agreed to disclose their circumstances a day after Joel Junsay, a health worker from the City Health Services Office who is the city’s first case of local transmission, doffed his privacy to be of help in containing the spread of the virus.
The couple were both experiencing low grade fever when they went up to Baguio last March 15 for Enrique’s regular check-up with his doctor here. Jaysay started to have fever since March 11.
They stayed in Jaysay’s maternal home at Tacay Road in Central Guisad on March 15 and 16 and had a check-up at Notre Dame de Chartres Hospital on March 17 where Jaysay had a swab test.
She was later confined at the St Louis University Hospital of the Sacred Heart while Enrique had quarantine at home. He was confined at Notre Dame March 25 due to fever.
All their known contacts in Las Piñas and in Baguio had been put on quarantine protocol.
They shared that in their travel to the city they stopped at Petron in NLEX and briefly at a relative’s place in Nancayasan, Urdaneta.
Their results were received yesterday.
Magalong appreciated the “very positive feedback and response from the public when we disclosed the name of Joel Junsay” expressing hope that more patients will follow their examples.
As of now, all the three patients are on the road to recovery, according to the mayor.
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