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Valenzuela City to conduct COVID-19 ‘mass testing’ on April 11

/ 06:17 PM April 08, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Valenzuela City will conduct mass testing for suspected COVID-19 patients in the city on Saturday, April 11, Mayor Rex Gatchalian announced Wednesday.

In his official Twitter account, Gatchalian said all patients under investigation and monitoring, frontliners and overseas Filipino workers from the city would be tested for free.

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As of Tuesday, Valenzuela City has 36 confirmed cases of the respiratory disease, 14 of whom have died while one patient was able to recover.

It is part of the Philippines’ 3,870 COVID-19 cases, of whom, 182 have died and 96 recovered.

The virus, which originated from Hubei, China, causes mild symptoms such as fever and cough for most people but experts warned that older adults with preexisting health conditions were more vulnerable to the coronavirus, particularly those aged over 60-years-old.

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