10,000 persons to be contact traced as two Angel Locsin pantry patrons tested COVID-19 positive

  • Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said they will probably have to contact trace over 10,000 individuals who went to Angel Locsin’s community pantry
  • This came after two people tested positive for COVID-19, one of which didn’t personally attend the event
  • The QC local government is urging those who attended the event to come forward to take the swab testing

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said that over 10,000 residents who went to the community pantry of Angel Locsin need to be contract traced.

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It can be recalled that the actress’ charitable initiative in celebration of her birthday turned into a mishap when thousands of people flocked to avail of the free goods. The crowd became too big for the organizers to handle and chaos happened when others didn’t follow the line to get ahead.

Following the incident, Mayor Belmonte is urging the community pantry patrons to come forward to get tested for COVID-19.

According to a report by GMA’s 24 Oras, over 10,000 people need to be contact traced after two patrons tested positive for COVID-19. One is an 11-year-old child, even though the kid did not personally visit the community pantry.

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A week after the incident at Angel’s community pantry, the Quezon City government conducted COVID-19 testing on four individuals who sought the city’s free swab services. Out of the four individuals, only one was experiencing symptoms of headache, loss of smell, and loss of taste.

Currently, residents who went to Angel’s event are prioritized for the swab testing, along with those who are close contacts or those who were exposed to COVID-positive patients, those who are experiencing symptoms, pregnant, dialysis patients, and those who will undergo medical operations and need COVID-19 test results.

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