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Ecija’s latest coronavirus infections: 2 cops, 1 traffic aide, 3 health workers

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 06:09 PM August 17, 2020

CABANATUAN CITY—Two policemen, a traffic aide and three health workers, all on the frontline of pandemic response in Nueva Ecija, were added to the province’s tally of COVID-19 cases, showing how coronavirus could be easily transmitted.

The two policemen, both of Jaen town, were a 32-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man. They are now on quarantine.

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The provincial pandemic task force said the two could have been exposed to an infected policeman, a high-ranking officer, who was from Bongabon town but had a tour of duty in Jaen.

Aside from the two policemen, four others who are on the frontline of pandemic response in the province had been infected.

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They included a 38-year-old traffic aide from San Nicolas, Gapan City and three health care workers aged 30-48 from this city and the towns of General Mamerto Natividad and Gabaldon.

The new cases raised to 320 the total COVID-19 tally in Nueva Ecija. At least 150 had recovered and 15 died.

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