490 tested for coronavirus at illegal hospital in Clark resort: police

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Posted at May 22 2020 09:24 AM

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Authorities have tested at least 490 people for the novel coronavirus at Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport following the discovery of an illegal hospital for Chinese citizens there, police said Friday.

The facility raided Tuesday only did check-ups on patients without requiring them to go on quarantine, said Brig. Gen. Rhoderick Armamento, deputy chief of the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.

"Lahat ng mga staff doon, lahat ng mga tenant, hindi na pinayaganag lumabas. Pati iyong community within that area, ni-lockdown na," he told DZMM.

"Ang ultimate objective natin, number 1, is magsagawa tayo ng contact tracing," he added.

(All the staff, tenants there were barred from leaving. The community within that area was also locked down. Our ultimate objective is to do contact tracing.)

The release of test results might take 2 to 3 weeks, he said.

Watch his full interview here.

DZMM, May 22, 2020