Fact check: A reported case of coronavirus at PBCom Tower in Makati

Fact check: A reported case of coronavirus at PBCom Tower in Makati

- A text message has been circulating on social media after claiming that a coronavirus case was confirmed in Makati

- The message claimed that the case was reported at the PBCom Tower in Makati City

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and misleading the Filipinos

- The Department of Health has clarified that there is no confirmed case of coronavirus in the Philippines

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Recently, a text message has been circulating after claiming that there is a reported case of a novel coronavirus in Makati.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was false and misleading the public.

In a report by Rappler, the text message has a content which claimed that a “confirmed” case of coronavirus was reported at PBCom Tower in Makati.

“Dear colleagues, was just informed by one of my managers that there are confirmed cases of the coronavirus at PBCom Tower in Makati. Please wear masks and take necessary precautions,” it read in the text message.

You may read the text message here:

Fact check: A reported case of coronavirus at PBCom Tower in Makati

Screenshot from Rappler
Source: Facebook

However, Rappler reported that according to Undersecretary Eric Domingo, there have been no reported cases of coronavirus in the country as of posting time.

"‘Wag magpapaniwala sa mga kung ano-anong lumalabas. Wala pang lumalalabas na case ng novel coronavirus 2019,” he said.

Meanwhile, PBCom Tower building manager Carlo Magpantay released a statement and said that there is no truth regarding the circulating claim.

“There is no truth to the information circulating on social media that there are confirmed cases of coronavirus in PBCom Tower. PBCom Tower is on normal operation and not locked down,” he said.

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In a previous report by KAMI, about 500 Chinese tourists were set to be sent back to Wuhan, China, upon arrival in the Philippines.

The novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China. About 200 people around the world were reported to have been infected by the virus.

However, the Department of Health has reiterated that there is no reported case of a novel coronavirus in the Philippines.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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