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Ex-Mayor Antonio Sanchez hospitalized after showing COVID-19 symptoms

/ 05:40 PM September 01, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Former Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez has been hospitalized after showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag said Sanchez was taken to the Ospital ng Muntinlupa but he was turned down due to lack of available space for probable COVID-19 cases.

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“May sakit siya, complicated. Dinala siya sa OsMun [Ospital ng Muntinlupa] kagabi ng [Monday] 7 p.m. pero ‘di siya tinanggap dahil wala na raw space for probable COVID patient,” Chaclag said.

(He is sick and it is complicated. He was taken to OsMun on Monday around 7 p.m. but he was turned down due to lack of space for probable COVID patients.)

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“So, ibinalik dito sa NBP (New Bilibid Prison) hospital at hanggang ngayon ay andun pa rin siya admitted,” he added.

(He was taken back to NBP hospital, and he is currently admitted there.)

Chaclag said Sanchez had a flu and was suffering from shortness of breath.

The former mayor already underwent an RT-PCR test and is awaiting the result, the spokesperson added.

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