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Antipolo New Public Market undergoes a 14-day lockdown

By Sentinel Times Staff
July 2, 2020

Antipolo New Public Market undergoes a 14-day lockdown
Antipolo Public Market at Sumulong Highway, Dela Paz, Antipolo, Rizal
(Photo by Patrick Roque, Wikimedia Commons)

LUNGSOD NG ANTIPOLO, Rizal - Antipolo New Public Market is currently in a 14-day lockdown after its 18 vendors and tenants have been positive for COVID 19.

According to a report by the City Government on their official Facebook page, the Antipolo New Public Market was temporarily closed by a closure order issued on June 30, 2020.

18 tenants and vendors were tested positive in the RT-PCR COVID test when the city government recently conducted expanded targeted testing at the said establishment.

On June 25, 2020, 28 out of nearly 200 New Public Market tenants and employees tested positive for the IgM Rapid Antibody Test.

28 IgM positive and 20 others with symptoms were immediately tested for RT-PCR swab samples and taken to the DOH-accredited laboratory test center to ensure their COVID status.

15 from Antipolo and 3 from the other town of 48 who had swab tests were positive for COVID.

They have been under mandatory quarantine at the City Government's air-conditioned quarantine facilities since June 25.

The LGU also responds to food and medicine as needed and has a doctor and nurse on duty.

If their condition worsens, the LGU will also have to pay for hospitalization if the patient does not have PhilHealth.

The LGU added that, at the same time, the contact tracing teams are traveling to identify and analyze close contacts.

Police and barangays immediately set up a perimeter control in the New Public Market to ensure that no one could enter during a 14-day temporary closure. The city government will also carry out disinfection operations here.

The LGU added that the city's social welfare and development office is currently working to provide assistance to tenants, vendors, and helpers. (with a report from Antipolo City Government Facebook Page)


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