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11 teachers in Isabela test positive for COVID-19

/ 11:50 AM October 08, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Eleven public school teachers in Ilagan City, Isabela have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Gov. Rodito Albano III said.

According to Albano, the teachers tested positive for COVID-19 after holding a meeting without knowing that one of them is infected but is asymptomatic.

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“Nagmeeting ‘yung teachers sa western Ilagan. Hindi nila alam may isang guro doon na positive pala, asymptomatic. Nagkahawaan na sila tapos tuloy-tuloy na,” Albano said in an interview with ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo on Thursday.

(The teachers held a meeting in western Ilagan. They did not know that one of them is positive for COViD-19 but asymptomatic. The transmission then happened consequently.)

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The teachers have mild symptoms of the disease, according to the governor.

Due to the spike of COVID-19 cases in Ilagan City, Albano earlier issued an executive order imposing a modified enhanced community quarantine in the city from October 6 to 16.

“Sa MECQ suspendido ang klase hanggang October 16, hanggang hindi namin maayos itong mga teachers,” he also said.

(Classes are suspended until October 16 until we finish dealing with the teachers.)

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