- A Taguig-based firm released a statement confirming that one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19 or the coronavirus disease 2019
- Deloitte, a financial advisory firm located in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), revealed that the employee is in the hospital for treatment and further tests
- The firm also said that they remain compliant with guidance from the Department of Health (DOH)
- DOH transferred the patient to the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine in Alabang, Muntinlupa
Deloitte, a Taguig-based financial advisory firm, confirmed that one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19 or the coronavirus disease 2019. In a statement released early Saturday, Deloitte said that the employee who worked at its office at the Bonifacio Global City is in the hospital to receive the needed treatment and tests.
The firm also said that its highest priority is the health and safety of its people, clients, and the community.
The St. Luke's Medical Center- Global City earlier said that it was able to identify, isolate and screen a patient at the isolation room located outside the emergency wing who turned out positive for COVID-19.
In a statement, St. Luke's Medical Center- Global City said it was "able to identify, isolate and screen a patient at the isolation room located outside the emergency wing who turned out positive for COVID-19."
The employee was transferred by the DOH and is currently in the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine in Alabang, Muntinlupa. Earlier COVID 19 confirmed cases were admitted also admitted in Alabang.
St. Luke's said that they were able to follow a protocol set by their infectious disease specialists to handle and contain such cases. The patient's exposure was limited because the infection was identified right away.
Maria Rosario Vergeire, the Health Assistant Secretary said the information still needs to be verified to determine if the patient was among the two new Philippine cases the DOH had confirmed Friday following the firm's statement.
Meanwhile, Taguig City government urged the public to source their information only from reliable news organizations and stay calm.
It urged residents to "avoid crowded places and unnecessary travel to countries where COVID-19 local transmission has been confirmed along with a reminder of precautionary measures to protect themselves from getting infected with the virus.
COVID 19 is caused by the virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), previously referred to as the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). It can primarily spread between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through exposure to respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
In an earlier report, DOH addressed concerns over foreigners from the Philippines who tested positive for COVID 19.
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