21 Tondo residents transferred to quarantine facility due to probable coronavirus infection


Posted at Apr 15 2020 08:29 AM

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MANILA - Some 21 residents of Barangay 20 in Tondo, Manila are set to be transferred Wednesday to a quarantine facility for "probable" infection of the coronavirus, an official said.

The village was placed on total lockdown from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Wednesday after residents were found to have violated the Luzon enhanced community quarantine.

The residents will also undergo a swab test for the virus, according to Cesar Chavez, chief of staff of Mayor Isko Moreno.

The barangay, also known as Parola compound, is one of the most densely-populated areas with more than 40,000 residents.

--Report from Jekki Pascual, ABS-CBN News