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PLM employee succumbs to COVID-19, 2 others infected

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 11:38 AM July 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — An employee of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) has succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) while two others tested positive for the viral illness.

“The University confirms the passing of a 57-year-old female who died due to COVID-related issues this morning. She last reported in campus on July 9 and experienced flu-like symptoms on July 11,” the university said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

𝗣𝗟𝗠 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗲𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵, 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila…

Posted by Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The city government-funded university said the employee was being treated in a hospital in Manila where she later died. The university said it has yet to determine the source of COVID-19 infection.


Meanwhile, another university employee recovered from the ailment while the other employee is still confined at the hospital.

“One has recovered and the other is now recovering while in a hospital. These cases were confirmed at different dates and different locations. There is still no COVID-19 transmission within campus grounds,” the PLM statement said.

PLM also assured the public that it has conducted regular disinfection at the campus following the employee’s demise.

“Existing protocols involve disinfecting campus premises every morning and afternoon, while frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs and stairway rails are disinfected every two hours,” the university added in the same statement.

“With the employee’s passing, University officials have specifically decontaminated her work area ahead of the date of the regular sanitation and procedures,” it added.

The university said it only allowed a limited number of employees to report for work ahead of the reopening of classes on September 3, 2020.

University employees are required to fill out health declaration forms for constant and closer monitoring of their health status, PLM said.

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