Las Piñas Breaks Silence on Rumors It Locked Down A Hospital Because of nCoV Patient
LAS PIÑAS – The city government reacted to its rumored locking down of a hospital because of a novel coronavirus (nCoV) patient.
The Philippines is one of the countries with confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus, a disease that greatly hit China. It was first recorded in Wuhan City which is now under a lock-down.
Around 8,000 people were infected in China and at least 425 died of the said rampant disease. Several countries are denying entry to foreigners from China to curb the spread of the disease.
In the Philippines, there are three (3) confirmed cases of coronavirus. All of the patients were from China. The Chinese man who was the 2nd confirmed case of nCoV in the country died – the first death case outside China.
Currently, more than 100 people in the Philippines are being strictly monitored for possible novel coronavirus infection. The Chinese who went positive for nCoV had visited Cebu, Bohol, and Dumaguete before they were hospitalized.
The first coronavirus patient in the country is now confined in San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. The 3rd patient, a 60-year-old Chinese national, has already left for China.
Recently, there are rumors that Las Piñas City has locked down a hospital due to an nCoV patient. In a statement posted on Facebook, Mayor Mel Aguilar clarified that it is not true that the Las Piñas Doctors Hospital (LPDH) is closed due to a coronavirus patient.
In the statement, it is stated that there is still no record of a coronavirus case in the city. The people are requested to be responsible in sharing news on social media about the said disease.
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