COVID-19 update: 29 workers at Marikina Public Market tested positive for coronavirus

COVID-19 update: 29 workers at Marikina Public Market tested positive for coronavirus

- The local government of Marikina City has confirmed that there are 29 workers at the public market that tested positive for COVID-19

- These patients were part of the 66 “reactive” results that underwent a rapid test as part of the targeted testing

- The 29 patients underwent a swab test and tested positive while they are all asymptomatic

- Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro reminded the residents to refrain from chatting inside the market and quickly buy their needs

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According to the local government of Marikina City, about twenty-nine (29) workers tested positive for the coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

KAMI learned that the city government implemented strict guidelines to stop the further spread of the disease.

In a report by the GMA News Online (authored by Angelica Garcia), those market workers who tested positive were part of the city’s targeted testing. 2,000 workers were required to undergo rapid testing.

According to Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro, sixty-six (66) had “reactive” results and underwent for swab test or PRC test. In the 66 reactive results, about 29 tested positive for COVID-19.

All of them were asymptomatic and are now isolated at a quarantine facility in Marikina.

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"Itong 29 na ito, agaran nating dinala sa ospital upang doon sila ay ma-treat at ma-quarantine upang sa ganun, hindi na makahawa pa ng iba," Teodoro said.

As reported by the ABS-CBN News, the Marikina Mayor advised the residents to refrain from chatting inside the market and be as quick as possible when buying goods.

"Iwasan makipag-usap nang matagal sa palengke. Iwasan mamalengke nang matagal. Mag-practice ng social distancing. Pagdating sa bahay, wag lang maghugas ng kamay, kundi maligo at magpalit ng damit," Teodoro stated.

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According to the tracker of the Department of Health (DOH), there are now 245 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Marikina City. 117 of the patients have recovered, while 107 are remaining active.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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