BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya —- The town hall and health offices here were placed on lockdown on Monday after some workers were exposed to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient, who later died.
Mayor Ralph Lantion also suspended the operations of these offices, heeding the recommendation of local health officials.
The COVID-19 patient, a 62-year-old woman, was the town’s fourth fatality related to the disease.
Nueva Vizcaya now has 52 active COVID-19 cases, government data showed.
Despite the rising COVID-19 cases and deaths in the province, Gov. Carlos Padilla said they would not return to a stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
“The reclassification of…