OFW with COVID-19 symptoms escapes hospital in Sarangani

A female OFW from showed symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) sa Glan, Sarangani. However, the woman escaped and left her child even before the hospital staff was able to assess her condition.

In a GMA News “Saksi” report on Thursday, the Provincial Health Office said the OFW arrived in the country on February 29 and traveled to with her 10-year-old son.

But before the OFW was diagnosed, she suddenly fled and left the child, who also showed symptoms of COVID-19.

The provincial health office suspects that OFW may be flying back to Japan.

They have informed the Bureau of Quarantine of the incident to put the OFW on the watchlist.

DOH emphasized that no one can refuse quarantine now that the country is under a state of a public health emergency.

has 692 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 19 fatalities as of today, March 13.

Meanwhile, there have been no reported cases yet in the province of Sarangani.

Also read: Metro Manila COVID-19 Lockdown Guide

No need for panic buying; goods still allowed in Metro Manila-

There is no need for panic buying as Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Ruth Castelo said Thursday goods could still be brought to Metro Manila despite the lockdown starting on March 15.

“The goods can still come to Metro Manila para masiguradong stable pa rin ang supply natin dito,” she told radio DZMM.

(The goods can still come to Metro Manila to ensure our supply is still stable here.)

Security forces and local government units would meet today to create detailed guidelines on how to implement the community lockdown in Metro Manila.

This includes the guide for drivers and delivery personnel in vehicles transporting the goods after President Rodrigo Duterte announced “community quarantine” last night.

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