A barangay in Tubigon, Bohol on Wednesday, May 20, followed a ‘one-entry’ and’ one-exit’ policy after a 17-year old girl tested positive in a rapid test. After their resident was tagged as a “probable” COVID-19 patient, non-residents of Brgy. Pinayagan Norte were refused entry.

Ramiro Community Hospital confirmed on Tuesday, May 19, that they were handling the “probable” COVID-19 patient.

Tubigon Municpal Health Officer Dr. Bob Batausa said that the girl was admitted at the hospital after undergoing appendectomy.

He also said that the girl was subjected to a rapid COVID-19 test before her operation where she tested positive prompting health authorities to conduct another rapid antibodu test which still resulted as positive.

However, the hospital and the provincial government still considered her as a “probable” case while awaiting the results of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

As of May 21, Bohol already has 3 active confirmed COVID-19 cases. One of them is an repatriated OFW who was transported from the Tagbilaran City port to th Crabhouse Hotel for quarantine.

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