Fact check: Patient admitted at Makati Medical Center after testing ‘positive’ for Wuhan coronavirus

Fact check: Patient admitted at Makati Medical Center after testing ‘positive’ for Wuhan coronavirus

- A text message has been circulating across the country claiming that a patient tested “positive” for Wuhan coronavirus in Makati City

- The message mentioned that the patient was admitted at the Makati Medical Center

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

- The management of Makati Medical Center has released a statement regarding the issue

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Recently, a text message has been spreading on messaging apps and social media platforms claiming that a patient was at the Makati Medical Center and tested positive for Wuhan novel coronavirus.

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

In a report by Rappler, the message circulating about the coronavirus claimed that even if the Philippine government banned direct flight from Wuhan, some of its residents still sought for ways to enter the country and escape from Wuhan.

“Hi team, please prevent going to Makati Med. My father-in-law informed us just now that one patient tested positive from Corona Virus. Though naka quarantine na…but still. Also please wear surgical mask at all times most especially whenever we are in Enterprise or Makati area because...ang dami talagang galing china,” the text message read.

“Government banned direct flights from Wuhan but these people enter through different routes just so they would get out of Wuhan. Mala Train To Busan talaga ang dating. Pati laging mag-alcohol after using the elevator. Thanks thanks,” it added.

However, the Makati Medical Center has denied the claim.

In a statement released on their official Facebook page, Makati Medical Center clarified that there is no confirmed case of nCoV (novel coronavirus) in the Philippines.

“As of January 27, 12:00NN, there is no confirmed case of nCoV in the Philippines. Please be cautious in sharing unconfirmed information to the public as this can cause panic,” it read in the statement.

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In a previous report by KAMI, another text message has been going around claiming that there was a confirmed case of coronavirus at the PBCom Tower in Makati City. However, the claim has been debunked.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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