99 stranded persons in NCot boundary sent home

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DAVAO CITY –— Some 99 stranded individuals at the boundary of North Cotabato and Davao del Sur were allowed to go home after spending 14-day mandatory quarantine.

On Monday, the health team released the clearance of 31 individuals, and they are now with their families following health protocol.

As of yesterday, only 33 individuals are stationed at the camp Aurora Old Bulatukan, Makilala North Cotabato.

Lito Cañedo, spokesperson of COVID-19 task Force in Makilala said the province imposed the quarantine to prevent individuals coming from other regions to enter North Cotabato.

Those who finished their quarantine period will be issued health clearance which will be the basis of their entry to the province and the same shall be presented to their rural health units in their respective communities.

The imposition of the 14-quarantine is based on the protocol set by the provincial health office which is part of the Executive Order issued by North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco.

The graduate and his health clearance.-Photo Courtesy PIO/NCOt

The province is still under the community quarantine and anyone who enters the borders must first submit for the 14-day period because they are considered persons under monitoring (PUM), however, after the period they will be allowed to go home to their families or enter the province.

The health clearance will be the passport of those who completed the quarantine for their entry into their communities.

While at the boundary’s isolation facility, the residents were closely monitored and given nutritious food.

Should the monitoring team find any symptoms of coronavirus among the PUMs, they are given medicines and other vitamins while in isolation.

The provincial epidemiology center noted that the number of PUM in the province was down to 98 while the number of persons under investigation has also reduced to31.

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