By Andrea Aro and Dhel Nazario
San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora confirmed on Wednesday that seven out of 33 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country are from San Juan.
According to Zamora four of the seven cases had been to the prayer hall in Greenhills that was regularly visited by the first confirmed case in the country.
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“As of 6 p.m. last night, San Juan has seven confirmed COVID cases,” Zamora said in a report from GMA News.
In a meeting with Zamora and city officials and department heads at the City Hall, DOH NCR Regional Director Dr. Corazon I. Flores revealed that a 64-year-old male from Barangay Greenhills and a 28-year-old female from Barangay Maytunas tested positive to COVID-19.
Both are in stable condition and are in a private hospital in Pasig.
On Tuesday, the DOH confirmed five cases of COVID-19 in the city – a couple, a 70-year old male and a 69-year old female, from Barangay Greenhills with travel history to Bali, Indonesia, currently admitted in a private hospital in Parañaque.
A 72-year old male living in Barangay Little Baguio with no travel history and no visit within a month to any COVID-19-associated location currently admitted in a private hospital in Pasig; a 30-year old female resident of Barangay West Crame being treated in a public tertiary health facility in Manila.
A 51-year old female resident of Barangay Corazon de Jesus with possible close contact to a patient currently being treated at a private hospital in San Juan. All patients are showing symptoms but are in stable condition.
The city Mayor promised full cooperation to the DOH especially in contact tracing and case investigation. Barangay leaders were assured of the city government’s commitment in helping the barangays deal with COVID-19.
Mayor Zamora has started a sanitation and disinfection program in the City. Canon and Turbo misting was done in San Juan National High School the other day and in the streets of Barangay West Crame on Tuesday.
COVID-19 is transmitted through droplets and lasts less than 24 hours on surfaces. San Juañenos are advised to constantly sanitize and disinfect their homes and workspaces.
Sodium Hypochlorite (bleach such as Zonrox and Clorox) solution in a 1 is to 9 water ratio (1 cup bleach to 9 cups of water) is an effective disinfectant. Residents should wipe surfaces such as tables, chairs, desks, keyboards, switches, walls, doors and doorknobs with the solution to kill the virus.
As of March 11, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines has reached 33.
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