Mayor Magalong urges medical frontliners to conduct tracing on PUIs, PUMs with red flags


Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong has asked the Summer Capital’s frontliners to conduct contract tracing of persons under investigation (PUI) and persons under monitoring (PUM).

The move aims to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Baguio.

Magalong said he told frontliners not to wait for confirmation if a PUI or PUM is positive for COVID-19 before conducting contact tracing.

He explained that contact tracing should be conducted on PUIs and PUMs with red flags.

“For our frontliners, they are medical people. If they interview as usual, they only get 25% of where the patient went or who they interacted with. The cognitive interview will get the other 75%,” he said.

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