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Tabuk City digging more graves for COVID-19 deaths

Photo courtesy of Tabuk city PIO

Tabuk City is digging more graves at its local cemetery in Agbannawag preparing for more COVID-19 deaths.

According to Tabuk City Public Information Office (PIO) Aurora Amilig, the Balong cemetery which saw the most number of COVID-19 related burials so far, is almost full.

She horrifyingly bared that the city is experiencing its worst wave of COVID-19 infections yet.

Photo courtesy of Tabuk city PIO

Amilig said that the city already recorded 46 deaths from September 1 to 23, 2021. She also disclosed that the Tabuk City Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) and Evacuation Center are already full.

There are at least 645 active cases in Tabuk City along at the moment.

Amilig said they are hoping that the Barangay Isolation Units (BIUs) will be re-activated soon.

On Friday, workers from the City Government’s motorpool dug ten graves in Agbannawag cemetery.

The City Government is also looking to buy another lot for more graves near the Balong cemetery.

Tabuk City Mayor Darwin Estrañero though assured residents near the cemeteries that infection from the COVID-19 burial sites is unlikely. He said the dead cannot anymore infect people as they are buried. He gave the assurance as residents fear of a contagion because of the COVID-19 graves.

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