Paranaque City mayor Olivarez continues mass testing in brgys with highest number of COVID-19

Published April 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Jean Fernando

Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez ordered mass testing in saturated barangays in the city with the highest number of individuals affected with the coronavirus disease (COVID19).

According to the City Health Office, they have a record of an additional 13 individuals affected with COVID-19. From their record of 401 last April 25, it has reached 414 last April 26. The recorded death remains at 31 and 59 recovered. The number of suspected cases rose to 489 from 484 last April 25, and probable from 744 to 751.

Olivarez said that the four barangays in the city recorded with highest number individuals affected with the coronavirus were San Antonio from 46 rose to 49, BF Homes from 44 to 47, Don Bosco from 43 to 46, and Moonwalk remains to 43.

He said that the city government is continuing to conduct mass testing whether an individual is symptomatic or asymptomatic to barangays with the highest number recorded by the City Health office.

The mayor said that as part of the health protocols, any individuals tested to be suspected or probable must follow the 14 day home quarantine or they may be brought to the quarantine facilities set by the city government.

Two hospitals in the city were designated by the city government as quarantine facilities, the Ospital ng Paranaque I and II including the Parañaque National High School main campus Paranaque City College that are both located in San Dionisio, and San Antonio High School and Dr. Arcadio Santos National High School that are both located in San Martin de Porres.

Olivarez said that a total number of 21 individuals have already been admitted to their designated isolation facilities—10 at Paranaque City College, one at Paranaque National High School, nine at Ospital ng Paranaque II, and one at Dr. Arcadio Santos National High School.