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    Bus passenger from Metro Manila shows coronavirus symptoms upon arrival in Lucena

    MANILA, Philippines – Lucena City health officials quickly responded upon hearing report of a bus passenger who showed symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will arrive at the Lucena City Grand Terminal on Saturday night.
    Bus passenger from Metro Manila shows coronavirus symptoms upon arrival in Lucena

    In a report by GMA News reporter Peewee C. Bacuño, a 44-year-old male passenger, resident of Lucena City, was aboard a Jam Liner and came from the station at Taft Avenue.

    Reports said that the passenger already had fever and was coughing during the trip.

    The sibling who was set to fetch him at the terminal decided to report the case to local health officials, saying he's sick.

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    City health officials who wore personal protective equipment or bunny suit boarded the bus upon arrival in Lucena terminal to check the sick passenger and his co-passengers.

    Photo Credit: Facebook/ Peewee C. Bacuño

    Photo Credit: Facebook/ Peewee C. Bacuño

    The co-passengers, who were headed for Marinduque and Bondoc Peninsula, were declared Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) and instructed to undergo a 14-day home quarantine.

    Photo Credit: Facebook/ Peewee C. Bacuño

    The report added that the sick man works for someone in Makati City who turned positive of the coronavirus. Authorities are still validating this information.

    Meanwhile, Quezon province confirmed on Sunday its first case of COVID-19. The patient is a 35-year-old man from Lucena City. Quezon Public Information Office added that 21 patients are under investigation.


    As of March 15, the Department of Health reported at least 140 confirmed cases of the disease in the country, with 11 mortality from the outbreak.

    — The Summit Express

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