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Update on the Coronavirus Cases in Manila

MANILA – Two (2) new confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus, officially called as COVID–19, were recorded in the city.

Philippines is one of the countries greatly affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has moved to put the whole of Metro Manila under a “community quarantine” to curb the spread of the disease.

Twelve (12) people have died of coronavirus in PH. Currently, the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country is at 140 and the authorities are expecting that it will continue to go up.

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Most coronavirus patients are treated in hospitals and medical facilities within the Metro. The “community quarantine” imposed by the government started last March 15, 2020.

Beginning yesterday, all travels by land, sea, and air to and from the Metro are suspended. The government also moved to suspend the classes amid the increasing cases of nCoV.

In Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, there are now three (3) recorded cases of coronavirus. Based on a report on GMA News, citing IOsa Umali’s report on News TV’s Dobol B, two (2) cases were recently confirmed in the capital city.

The two (2) new coronavirus patients are aging 23 years old and 64 years old. The former, a female patient, works for a salon in San Juan. Based on the report, she had a “work contact” with Patient 21. Furthermore, her recent travels include Cebu and Lipa, Batangas.

With regards to the 64-year-old patient, she is from Santa Cruz. The patient has no travel history. According to Manila City Chief-of-Staff Cesar Chavez, eight (8) persons are now monitored in the city.

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