3 lang positive! Joy Belmonte welcomes low COVID-19 incidence in evacuation centers


Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte is elated by the report that only three evacuees who stayed in evacuation centers during Typhoon Ulysses tested positive for COVID-19.

Data from the local government showed 637 of the 640 evacuees who are currently being monitored tested negative for COVID-19.

As of November 20, there are still 364 families affected by Typhoon Ulysses who are temporary sheltered in the city’s evacuation centers in Districts 2, 3, and 4.

“We are happy to report that our city was able to control the situation despite the high possibility of having an outbreak in our shelters,” said Belmonte.

Dr. Rolando Cruz, head of the City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU), said the city’s health workers will continue to monitor the health status of the remaining families in the shelter.

“All results of those who manifested symptoms and swabbed were already released. But we’ll remain alert and ready in case anyone will show symptoms again,” Cruz said.