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BJMP: 9 QC detainees, 9 jail personnel coronavirus positive
MANILA, Philippines — Nine Quezon City Jail detainees and nine employees of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology assigned at the same facility have been infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), BJMP announced Friday.
“We have nine (persons deprived of liberty) and 9 personnel who were tested positive for COVID-19,” Major Insp. Xavier Solda said in a press conference.
“Now we are doing extensive contact tracing. We have a team assigned to it,” Solda said.
The BJMP official said the inmates who tested positive for the novel coronavirus were among the 21 PDLs isolated in Payatas.
The Payatas isolation facility can accommodate around 150 individuals, Solda said.
The BJMP is now coordinating with the Philippine Red Cross for medical treatment and the establishment of quarantine facilities.
QC confirmed COVID-19 cases breach 1,000 mark
The Quezon City government reported, based on information from the Department of Health (DOH), total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city has reached 1,016.
As of Friday evening, the local government reported that there are 517 active COVID-19 Cases in the city.
There are seven new recoveries, bringing the total to 83.
The temporary quarantine facility called HOPE 1 facility is currently housing 34 confirmed COVID-19 patients and three probable patients in the said facility. But there are still three available rooms.
The HOPE 2 facility, meanwhile, has 116 available beds while 99 rooms/beds are already occupied by confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients.
On Friday, the Fresh Market on Wheels reached 12 barangays.
On Saturday, April 18, Fresh Market on Wheels will be travelling to the following barangays: Mariblo, Commonwealth, Masagana, Quirino 3A, Escopa 1, Escopa 2, Horseshoe, UP Campus, Sauyo, and Balon Bato.
There were 174 tests conducted on Friday in QC’s community-based testing, local government hospitals and by QC Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (QCESU).
On April 17, 2020, 133 residents were apprehended for violating the enhanced community quarantine protocols. — BAP, GMA News