CLARK FREEPORT – The Province of Tarlac will now start using the Athletes’ Village at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac to quarantine and even treat its persons under investigation and persons under monitoring of Covid-19.
Edgar Guevarra, Capas municipal administrator, also said on Tuesday the UP-PGH Hospital at the NCC will be for the exclusive use of Capaseňos to treat its own Covid-19 positive patients.
Guevarra said this developed following the send-off ceremony for 441 of the 444 crew members of the MV Grand Princess on March 30 after completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine at the NCC.
Three crew members developed symptoms and are now considered PUIs and transferred to the Mariveles Mental Wellness and General Hospital in Bataan.
Guevarra said this is what Capas received in return for its hospitality in hosting Covid-19 positive seafarers and as quarantine area at the NCC which is within its territorial jurisdiction.
Guevarra said a 28-year-old male who came from abroad from Barangay Sto. Rosario, Capas was found positive of Covid-19. But Guevarra said the patient was infected when he went to his relatives in Quezon City.
It is for this reason, he said, that all persons who came from Manila will first be checked at the Command Center before being allowed to go to their homes.
Meanwhile, the 441 Filipinos, mostly ship crew members, belonged to the third batch to be quarantined at NCC after the cruise ship was stranded in Oakland, California because of Covid-19 infections.
The Filipinos arrived at the Clark Airbase Haribon Hangar last March 16 aboard a chartered flight.
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