UP Quarantine Facility Shut Down As Employees Tests Positive For COVID
UP QUARANTINE FACILITY – The University of the Philippines’ quarantine facility has shut down operations after employees tested positive for the COVID-19.
According to a report from ABS-CBN, 15 UP employees tested positive for the deadly disease. Additionally, in an online bulletin, UP Diliman Campus stated:
Kanlungang Palma (KP) will no longer accept suspected COVID-19 patients and will cease operation on Jul. 3, Friday
Meanwhile, quarantine individuals in the facility would be transferred to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). However, they did note that the employees who tested positive were all asymptomatic.
As per the report, UP Diliman was also shut down on June 27. But, the university said they would extend the closure to July 14 in a bid to allow the entire faculty to recover.
Furthermore, they wanted the staff to feel not only physically recovered but also mentally and emotionally. Along with this, the faculty would also be given time to review “protocols and the thorough disinfection and improvement” of their facilities.
Because of the shutdown, UP Diliman community advised the public to proceed to the nearest medical facilities or hospitals in the event of emergency medical attention.
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