Davao Oriental hospital under lockdown after 33 staff contract COVID-19

25/01/2021 6:40:00 PM

Mati, Davao Oriental

Davao Oriental hospital under lockdown after 33 staff contract COVID-19

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Reden Bersaldo said 33 healthcare workers at the Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center tested positive for COVID-19 after the holiday season.Bersaldo appealed for public understanding as the hospital's temporary closure will run for a period of 10 to 14 days, as its management scrambles to curb virus transmission in the compound.

Those who seek medical attention were advised to go to nearest district hospitals, rural and city health units, and other private clinics and hospitals."No new admissions or emergency cases will be catered during this period. However, all remaining admitted patients will be facilitated and discharged accordingly," Bersaldo said.

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