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Bataan teen tests positive for COVID-19

/ 03:25 PM April 01, 2020

BALANGA CITY, BATAAN –– A 13-year-old boy from a remote village in Balanga was rushed to a hospital on March 25 for a ruptured appendix, where he was tested and confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The boy and a 44-year-old woman, also from Balanga, raised the number of patients who contracted the killer virus to 14 as of Tuesday (March 31), the Department of Health said.

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The woman had close contact with Rudy de Mesa, the city administrator who died last weekend for COVID-19.

Bataan Gov. Albert Garcia said Balanga City employees and barangay chairmen, who interacted with De Mesa, have undertaken self-quarantine.

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The distribution of food packs in Balanga was disrupted for a day to give way to the disinfection of the city hall.

Edited by LZB

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