A 40-year-old COVID-19 survivor died of a heart attack in Bacolod City on Sunday morning.
Prior to the unnamed man’s heart attack, he remained in the hospital for six weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to Dr. Grace Tan, City Health Officer of Bacolod.
The patient reportedly tested negative for the virus twice before he was discharged from the hospital.
According to Tan, the patient remained in the hospital because he also suffered a stroke and had hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
The deceased patient was the son of a 62-year-old COVID-19 patient who died March 31.
Angkas driver arrested for working as drug courier
An Angkas driver who also works as an alleged illegal drug courier was arrested in Sampaloc, Manila, amid a lockdown enforced against the spread of COVID-19.
Police entered the home of Angkas driver Joshua Alfonso and drug supplier Michael Aquino.
According to police intelligence info, Alfonso is delivering drugs, not food.
The driver admitted that he just tried to smuggle the drug since he found it difficult to earn money due to the lockdown.
“Hindi ko naman ito palagi Shinagawa [I don’t always do it],” he said.
According to police, lawbreakers now resort to pretending to be delivery guys especially since they are allowed to work in the middle of lockdown.
“Modus nila ngayong may ECQ na magpanggap na pagkain o necessity ang ide-deliver, iyun pala droga,” said Police Lt. Col. John Guiagui, chief of Sampaloc police.
(It is now their modus operandi to pretend to deliver food, but they deliver drugs instead.)
The two suspects were charged with violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
In a statement, Angkas insisted that they would not overlook illegal activities under their platform.
“We would like to emphasize that Angkas has never condoned any kind of illegal activity of our bikers. We have placed the rider concerned under preventive suspension as we cooperate with the authorities on their investigation,” said George Royeca, chief transport advocate of Angkas.
Angkas is a Philippine motorcycle ridesharing and delivery service company based in Makati, Metro Manila.