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St. Paul’s Hospital in Iloilo on Lockdown after 6 Doctors Test Positive of COVID-19

ILOILO CITY – St. Paul’s Hospital goes lockdown after 6 of their doctors test positive with coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

All who work in the hospital will be subjected to strict quarantine following the hospital lockdown. This was urged after 6 of the hospital’s doctors have tested positive with coronavirus.

St. Paul’s Hospital
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Atty. Roy Villa of the Regional Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 said that since 7 pm this Sunday, the lockdown had been implemented following the recommendation of the Department of Health Region 6, based on the report of ABS-CBN News.

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The operating rooms, Emergency Room and Out-Patient Department are now closed. Mayor Jerry Treñas also confirmed on his official Facebook page that six of the doctors at the hospital were positive for COVID-19 and that the IATF immediately initiated contact tracing.

“St Paul’s Hospital administation is currently coordinating with the regional IATF and following all protocols and decisions of the regional IATF. Contact tracing is currently being done both by the hospital administration and the personnel of the city health office,” he said.

“Let us all pray for the health and safety of all employees nurses and doctors of St. Paul’s hospital. Let us never forget that our health workers have been helping in keeping all of us safe,” he added.

According to Villa, all hospital personnel is expected to undergo COVID-19 tests. It is unclear how long the lockdown will take place in the hospital.

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