Town hall, health offices in Nueva Vizcaya on lockdown due to COVID-19

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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…

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