[UPDATED] Thirty-two individuals from Barangay Lucbuan in the northern outskirts of Puerto Princesa City will be tested for COVID-19 after showing symptoms on Tuesday.

Barangay Captain Berlie Gabinete told Palawan News in a phone interview that a father, his wife, son, and mother-in-law showed symptoms and were immediately brought to a facility of the city government for the antigen test.

Gabinete said the mother-in-law who is also a senior citizen has provided the list of her 28 close contacts who were then fetched to undergo antigen tests.

“Unang nagpakita ng symptoms ang mag-tatay then ang asawa niya at sumunod ang biyenan niya, ‘yong nanay ng babae. Mabuti alam din nila ang gagawin, nag-report sila kaagad sa barangay kasi ang asawang babae ay midwife rin. ‘Yong 28 na ‘yan close contact ng matanda, siya rin ang nag-lista kung sino ang close contact niya,” Gabinete said.

“Naunang dinala sa bayan ang mag-tatay bago ang asawa niya at biyenan, sumunod naman ang 28 na close contacts ng matanda. Bale 32 sila lahat kasama ang magpamilya na ‘yan,” she said.

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Gabinete said that they expecting for negative results of the tests.

According to a post of the City Information Department, Lucbuan has two confirmed cases as of May 1.

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