- The Quezon City government is calling on all residents and fans of Angel Locsin who went to her birthday pantry to avail of a free swab test
- The call for a free swab test of the local government came after the actress apologized to the bereaved family of the person who died while trying to get to Angel’s pantry
- She also apologized for being unable to control the crowd, which resulted in the safety protocol violations
- Videos that surfaced on social media showed health protocols were not being followed by those who were at Angel’s birthday pantry
The apology of Angel Locsin did not stop the Quezon City government in asking residents who were present at the actress’ community pantry to undergo swab testing, which will be for free.
Agot Isidro, tinatanong kung dapat ba sisihin si Angel Locsin sa pagkamatay ng isang tao sa birthday pantry
According to the local government, thousands of residents went to Barangay Holy Spirit on Friday for Angel’s birthday pantry.
Videos and photos uploaded on social media showed those who were at the location failed to observe health and safety protocols that the local government of Quezon City put in place.
Because of this, the Quezon City government has called on the attendees to avail of their free swab test, which they announced through their official website.
“To residents and fans of Angel Locsin who went to the community pantry set up by the actress-philanthropist are invited by the Quezon City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU) to avail of the city’s free swab testing service,” the statement on their website reads.
The local government explained that according to their CESU chief, Dr. Rolando Cruz, those who went there and are having flu-like symptoms need to come forward and be checked.
“Hindi natin puwedeng isantabi ang posibilidad na nagkahawahan dahil sa dami ng dumalo. Mabuti nang makasiguro na hindi natin mahawahan ang ating pamilya at mga kasama sa komunidad,” the statement read.
The sudden surge of COVID-19 cases, particularly in the NCR, is stretching the limits of hospitals, both in facilities and manpower. Hospitals have started turning away patients for lack of rooms, though there are patients who succeeded on getting admitted, but still, they ended up being treated in open areas and on the floor. With more than 8,000 new cases of COVID on an almost daily basis since the end of March, hospitals say new emergency facilities are needed.
Even Pinoy celebrities and their relatives were not spared from the wrath of the pandemic. This week, singer Geneva Cruz expressed her grief over the death of her mother, Marilyn, due to COVID-19. She said that she does not know how to move on and live her life without her mom. According to the singer, her mom has been physically and emotionally supporting her since she was a child. They depended on each other a lot since both of them do not have romantic partners.
Singer, actress and comedienne K Brosas also took to Instagram recently to share that she had finally recovered from COVID-19 after being in quarantine for 17 days. The singer posted a photo of her latest RT-PCR test result which showed that she no longer has COVID-19. K also mentioned that though she only had very mild symptoms she has suffered due to the anxiety she felt while she was ill. She also shared on Twitter that she had actually made "huling habilin" video just in case the worst happens.
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