Bataan is now placed under a state of calamity due to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection.

Through Resolution No. 133, Series of 2020 signed by Bataan Governor Albert Garcia, the local government units of the province can now utilize their Quick Response Fund  to provide the immediate needs of their residents. 

Bataan posted one confirmed case of COVID-19, a 32-year-old man from the municipality of Orani, now identified as PH64.

Local officials said the patient is already recovering from the virus.

To prevent the infection from spreading, contact tracing was done involving the patient’s relatives, friends, and others who had possible physical contact with him.

Currently, the province has 41 patients under investigation for COVID-19 where 26 of them were sent home after getting negative results.  (RJ Espartinez)