- Mayor Marcy Teodoro has recently confirmed the first case of coronavirus disease in Marikina City
- The Marikina mayor immediately held an emergency meeting with teachers and city workers on Monday
- Teodoro earlier suspended the classes in Marikina to give way to the massive disinfection in schools and public areas
- He also suspended the Palarong Pambansa 2020 that is supposed to happen in May due to coronavirus scare
Marikina City Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro has confirmed the city’s first case of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) on Monday.
KAMI learned that Teodoro said that the patient is an 86-year-old American who is a resident of Marikina.
In a report by the Manila Bulletin (authored by Jhon Aldrin Casinas), Teodoro clarified that the case does not involve local transmission because the patient has a travel history to South Korea.
According to a report by the Philippine Star, Teodoro conducted an emergency meeting with city workers and teachers on Monday after the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in the city.
The Marikina mayor earlier suspended the classes in the city for three days to give way to massive disinfection in public spaces and schools.
As reported by ABS-CBN News, Teodoro suspended the Palarong Pambansa 2020 that is supposed to happen from May 1 to May 9 due to the coronavirus scare.
He also confirmed that the patient who tested positive was among the 10 cases that the Department of Health (DOH) has recently reported.
In a previous report by KAMI, Mayor Joy Belmonte has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Quezon City.
The DOH has confirmed 10 cases of coronavirus disease in the Philippines. One of the patients who had a travel history to Wuhan, China, died.
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