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SSS office in Bulacan remains shut after 8 staff test positive for COVID-19

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 12:00 PM July 09, 2020
SSS office in Bulacan

The Social Security Services office in the City of Malolos is closed for disinfection after eight of its employees were exposed to a COVID-19 patient. Photo by Carmela Reyes-Estrope

CITY OF MALOLOS –– The office of the Social Security Services (SSS) here remained closed after eight of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Dr. Frederick Villano, assistant city health officer, said the employees were swabbed last month.

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Six of them were asymptomatic and were placed on home quarantine, while one was admitted to a government-run isolation facility. The other one was taken to the regional government hospital in Pampanga province.

Sources said the patients were exposed to a virus-stricken senior citizen who went to the SSS office.

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