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Sorsogon town stops repatriation due to full quarantine site

By: - Correspondent / @RAOstriaINQ
/ 04:36 PM May 19, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY –– The local Inter-Agency Task Force of Bulusan town in Sorsogon filed a resolution Tuesday to suspend until further notice its repatriation of returning residents.

The move came because the town’s quarantine facility could no longer accommodate returning residents, and after two of them tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a rapid antibody test.

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Bulusan’s two quarantine sites in Dancalan and San Roque villages can accommodate 50 residents.

Ken Marc Ragasa, Bulusan’s COVID-19 incident commander, said the two, who tested positive, although asymptomatic, were brought to the Dr. Fernando B. Duran Sr. Memorial Hospital to test whether they were positive of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Ragasa said both patients are residents returning from Calamba City in Laguna, Ragasa told the Inquirer.

Sorsogon has one case of COVID-19 from Matnog, the southernmost town of mainland Bicol.

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