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Mild sore throat, colds, flu or mild exhaustion? Who you gonna call? Contact tracers!

ALABEL, Sarangani (March 17, 2021) – Dr. Arvin Alejandro (left), provincial health officer, leads the reorientation of Sarangani Covid-19 contact tracers on May 14 at the Capitol gym. The reorientation was conducted to improve their contact tracing capacity, which according to Alejandro is a major step in the intervention to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Alejandro said the contact tracing must be done within 24 hours and all identified primary contacts particularly the close contacts “must be isolated and tested immediately.” He also disclosed that the increase of confirmed cases in the province is due to the massive testing conducted in the last two weeks which increased the province’s usual count to 25%. He said the contact tracing must be strengthened in the entire province and must be coupled with strict isolation “because this will become ineffective kung walang strict isolation among the identified individuals.” Alejandro also reminded the employees in all Local Government Units (LGU), if they feel even very mild symptoms like mild sore throat, colds, flu or mild exhaustion, employees must submit themselves in their provincial or municipal health offices and must be subject to antigen testing. The reorientation was attended by some 40 contact tracers from Maasim, Kiamba, Maitum and Malungon. Alejandro also said that they will be expanding the orientation among the big companies in the province. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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