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Nakakaalarma na! Isko Moreno orders Ospital ng Maynila’s closure as more health workers get COVID-19

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has ordered the temporary closure of the Ospital ng Maynila from July 30 until August 9 after reports that more healthcare workers have been infected with COVID-19.

Moreno said the closure will enable disinfection activities to be conducted at the hospital. It will also give authorities ample time to identify healthcare workers who may have been exposed to the virus.

“Para makafocus na maalagaan ang kalusugan ng mga frontliners natin sa medical sector, (the task) is to really stop the continuing contagion among theirselves,” he said.

Moreno said that at least 15 medical workers of Ospital ng Maynila have been infected by the virus, while another 32 are awaiting for their test results.

About 58 individuals were close contacts of those confirmed cases, he added.