Marine academy in Zambales on lockdown after 14 cadets test positive for COVID-19 | Inquirer News

Marine academy in Zambales on lockdown after 14 cadets test positive for COVID-19

/ 01:36 PM September 04, 2020

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales –– The Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) in San Narciso town was placed on lockdown for 14 days starting Thursday to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after 14 of its new cadets tested positive for the virus.

The virus-stricken cadets were among the 284 aspiring cadets who entered the academy for the indoctrination period, the San Narciso inter-agency task force said.


The first two cases were detected there on July 26, but it was not disclosed how the cadets contracted the virus.

The infection prompted PMMA to set new guidelines for incoming students, requiring them to undergo mandatory Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR tests and 14-day quarantine once they are admitted to the academy. INQ



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