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Mayor restricts border crossing on Lubang island in Occidental Mindoro

By: - Correspondent / @mvirolaINQ
/ 04:50 PM March 31, 2020

CITY OF CALAPAN –– The municipal government of Lubang in Occidental Mindoro has closed its borders as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Mayor Michael Lim Orayani, in a video message, said he has ordered an “Intensified Community Quarantine,” which includes closing off the border between Lubang and Looc, the two towns on Lubang Island.

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He made the order after two persons under investigation (PUIs) were reported in mainland Occidental Mindoro.

One of those reported was from San Jose town, an 84-year-old man who died on March 22, the same day he was brought to the hospital.

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The cause of death was acute respiratory disease syndrome secondary to severe pneumonia.

Reports said the man had a travel history to Manila before coming to San Jose.

The other PUI was a 36-year-old man from Sablayan town who had no travel history. He was admitted to a local hospital since March 19 and continues to show improvements.

In Lubang, Orayani reiterated that PUMs and PUIs were prohibited from going out.

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