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16 new coronavirus infections menace Baguio, prompts city hall access restriction

/ 10:26 PM August 04, 2020

BAGUIO CITY—Public access to the Baguio City Hall has been restricted to essential personnel after 16 infection cases were recorded on Tuesday (Aug. 4), the highest yet in the summer capital for a single day.

City Hall will permit only core employees to continue operations from Wednesday (Aug. 5) to Thursday (Aug. 6).

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Limiting entry into the city’s chief government building was a precautionary measure because three of the new patients are employees processing travel applications at the President Fidel V Ramos (PFVR) gymnasium, which was also closed for disinfection beginning on Wednesday (Aug. 5), said Mayor Benjamin Magalong.

Many villages have been locked down to allow more testing and to track down direct and indirect contacts of the new set of infected people, including communities like Salud Mitra where a previous lockdown order had just been lifted.

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On Monday (Aug. 3), the city recorded 14 cases, partly the result of the active testing of 10 percent of the city’s major sectors, including those on the frontline of the pandemic battle, public utility vehicle drivers and market vendors.

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