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Another COVID19+ Case in Olongapo

by Edgar V. Garcia

OLONGAPO City — A 45-year-old male here previously listed as a Person Under Investigation (PUI) has tested positive of the COVID19 Virus, bringing the City’s positive cases to two (2) as of today (April 4).

In his official announcement, Mayor Rolen C. Paulino, Jr. did not disclose which hospital the patient has been admitted to but said he is in isolation and in a stable condition. He had no history of travel.

“Contact tracing of the persons in close contact with the patient has been done by our City Health Office (CHO),” he assured.

The latest count has placed the number of PUI in Olongapo at 107, and PUM 355.

Feeder roads in the various barangays of Olongapo City has been closed to vehicular traffic, including the 20th and 21st Streets flanking the Olongapo City Public Market, also known as Bagong Palengke, as part of efforts against the spread of COVID19.
Subic BayNews Photo by Edgar V. Garcia

“We reiterate the need for everyone to comply with the required home quarantine and proper social distancing measures,” Mayor Paulino reminded his constituents.

Meanwhile, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Office Services Department (OSD) announced that the validity of SBMA Identification Cards and Temporary Passes issued to Subic Bay Freeport residents and employees set to expire this April will be extended until May 15, 2020.

“Simply present your SBMA ID/Temporary Pass to our LED (Law Enforcement Department) Offciers upon entry at the SBF (Subic Bay Freeport) gates.

Some essential businesses in the Freeport have been allowed to operate despite the enhanced restrictions on the entry and exit of personnel. (EVG)

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