Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, underscores the importance of contact tracing in identifying, isolating and testing the close contacts of COVID Positive cases to prevent an outbreak of the dreaded virus.
“Every COVID positive case, whether a local resident or from other towns and cities should be a concern considering that Dumaguete City is the gateway to other destinations and the center of trade, commerce and recreation,” Mayor Remollo said.
Hence, the cooperation of all close contacts of COVID Positive Case is necessary as the most effective means to prevent local transmission and in seeking medical intervention.
The City’s Contact Tracing team is led by City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla and Dumaguete PNP Chief-of-Police Lt. Col Mark Gifter Sucalit.