5 PUIs cleared, 3 others under investigation in Bulacan

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE. Dr. Joy Gomez, provincial health officer of Bulacan, gives updates regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus to provincial employees at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium on Monday (Feb. 10, 2020). Gomez said there are three remaining patients under investigation for the deadly virus in the province. (Photo courtesy of Bulacan Provincial Health Office)

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan –The Provincial Health Office-Public Health (PHO-PH) on Tuesday said there are three patients still under investigation (PUIs) for the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) in this province.

Provincial health officer Joy Gomez said five of the eight PUIs in the province have already tested negative of the highly contagious coronavirus while the three others were isolated in a hospital pending the results of their laboratory tests.

“The results of the laboratory test for three PUIs will be released on Thursday. The three patients were isolated already for the past two days,” she said in an interview.

Gomez also confirmed that the three PUIs came from China.

Governor Daniel Fernando, meanwhile, called on Bulakenyos to remain calm amid the threat of coronavirus.

He asked his constituents to be vigilant and discerning in receiving and disseminating information in order to prevent the spread of fake news.

Fernando also reminded the Bulakenyos of the preventive measures such as frequent and proper handwashing, proper cough etiquette, avoiding unprotected contact with farm or wild animals, ensuring that food is well-cooked, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to mount up immunity.

Based on the latest PHO-PH update, there is no confirmed case of coronavirus in the province. (RONDA BALITA Online)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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