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Hard lockdown mulled in 9 Bataan villages due to spike in COVID-19 cases

/ 04:57 PM September 11, 2020

MARIVELES, Bataan –– Nine villages in the so-called “lower Mariveles” here may be placed on a hard lockdown following a surge in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the area, officials said.

But Bataan Gov. Albert Garcia said the move has yet to be approved by the national inter-agency task force on emerging infectious diseases.

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Records from the provincial health office showed that over 300 COVID-19 cases were recorded in the said villages.

Garcia said the community transmission was traced to overseas Filipino workers, locally stranded individuals, and authorized persons outside residence.

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According to Garcia, the operations of some factories at the Freeport Area of Bataan may also suffer after several workers there tested positive for the virus after a series of swab tests.

To date, 549 COVID-19 cases were recorded in this town based on the records released by the provincial capitol.

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