5 typhoon evacuees in Marikina City test positive for COVID-19, says mayor

MANILA, Philippines — The number of typhoon evacuees in Marikina City who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has climbed to five, Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said Sunday.

Teodoro said the local government has conducted surveillance testing of 12,000 residents in evacuation centers as part of early detection of COVID-19 to prevent an outbreak of the virus in temporary shelters.

“Out of 12,000 na sinurveillance testing sa mga evacuation center, may 153 na naging reactive sa rapid test doon sa antibodies, and out of that 153, may lima na nagpositibo at nasa quarantine facilities,” he said in an interview with ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo.

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