The Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong would be on lockdown starting Wednesday, March 11, as a foreign guest of a member had tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
The patient tested positive on his return to his home country in Singapore.
Wack Wack president Lawrence Tan said in a letter to members Tuesday that closing the club “would be an opportunity to disinfect and sanitize the premises, to ensure that our club remains safe for everyone.”
The club will be closed until further notice, the letter stated.
Wack Wack on lockdown after guest tested positive of COVID-19
According to reports, the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club member had hosted his guest last March 2. He was shocked to learn that he was already COVID-19 positive when he went back home to Singapore the next day.
Although the foreign guest did not use the locker room, his member host did and raised the possibility of having infecting personnel and other employees he came in touch with.
The golf club’s staff, including the two caddies who served the member and the patient, have been asked to go on a quarantine along with two other caddies who had been on the member’s flight when he came back to play the next day again.