Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan on June 1 said the town has recorded its second coronavirus disease (COVID19) patient.
The Benguet politiko’s announcement came just a few days after he confirmed Itogon’s first COVID19 patient.
Palangdan said the second patient is from Barangay Loacan.
“We regret to inform the public that another individual from Labilab, Loacan, Itogon tested positive for COVID 19,” he said.
“Instructions are given to our top cop PMAJ Sawatang to implement total lockdown in sitios Sabkil, Tocmo, Labilab, Bakong — all in Barangay Loacan until further notice. Extensive contact tracing is being undertaken led by our Municipal Health Officer, Dr. Guadaña,” Palangdan added.