Grab driver from Porac: Gov Pineda bares first confirmed Covid-19 case in Pampanga
Governor Dennis Pineda announced on Friday night the first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in this province.
Pineda said the patient is now undergoing treatment in a Metro Manila hospital.
He said the 33-year-old patient from Porac town is a driver of the ride-hailing platform Grab plying the Clark Freeport and Pampanga routes.
“He had no history of foreign travel, according to his wife,” he said.
But Pineda said the patient has a history of tuberculosis and hypertension.
The patient’s wife sought the help of the provincial government of Pampanga following the call of Pineda to report any suspected Covid-19 case.
“The two close contacts of the patients are now being monitored,” he said.
Pineda also said the Provincial Epidemiological Surveillance Unit is now tracing those who had contacts with the patient.
Meanwhile, Pineda declared the suspension of classes in all levels, both in public and private schools, starting March 16 until further notice. (PNA)
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