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Cebu City construction site yields 49 COVID cases

/ 05:02 AM June 18, 2021

CEBU CITY — The biggest cluster of COVID-19 infections in the city was recorded this week when 49 people at a construction site here tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the city’s Emergency Operations Center, said this was the first time in several months when a huge number of people contracted the virus within the same workplace.

All 49 workers, he said, had been taken out of the construction site and taken to local isolation centers.

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Garganera said the infections were detected after more than 100 workers underwent swab testing for COVID-19 when their coworker tested positive in an antigen test last week.

Most of the workers lived in a single bunkhouse at the construction site in Cebu I.T. Park, Barangay Apas. —DALE G. ISRAEL AND NESTLE SEMILLA

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