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5 foreign guests in Subic Bay Freeport test positive for Covid-19

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Five foreign guests of a hotel here were reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

An official statement of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) on Monday said the five infected foreign nationals are a 32-year-old, a 43-year-old, and 64-year-old, all males, and a 26-year-old and 25-year-old, both females.

The said guests were tested for the virus after one of them developed symptoms of Covid-19.

“Contact tracing has been initiated and all patients are under monitoring by the Bureau of Quarantine,” SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma Eisma said.

Three Subic Bay Freeport Zone residents were also confirmed positive for Covid-19. These include a 35-year-old male foreign national and his relatives — a seven-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl.

Likewise, another SBMA employee tested positive for coronavirus. He is a 45-year-old man who was in close contact with a Covid-19 patient and is now quarantined in a facility in Iba, Zambales.

Meanwhile, a 38-year-old female foreign national has recovered from the disease after a 14-day confinement in a hospital here.

A total of 27 Subic Bay Freeport residents have contracted Covid-19. Twenty of them have recovered and seven are active cases.

On the other hand, there is a total of 19 confirmed cases among guests or transients, of which seven are still on active status.

A total of 21 SBMA employees contracted the virus. Nine of them have recovered and 12 are active cases.

“Rest assured that all health protocols in handling Covid-19 cases are strictly observed in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. But let us all do our part in keeping the Subic Bay Freeport safe for everyone. Together, and in support of each other, we can beat Covid-19,” Eisma said. (PNA)

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