The four new cases of coronavirus in Metro Manila, Philippines has led to the cancellation of The 2020 Palarong Pambansa due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The annual sporting event, which is meant for elementary and high school athletes will be staged at a later date. The development was confirmed by the Department of Education Assistant Secretary G.H. Ambat as relayed by Mayor Marcy Teodoro.
Speaking to CNN, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III confirmed that all the four new cases have been admitted in various private hospitals in Metro Manila.
The annual multi-sport event was set to be hosted by Marikina City from May 1 to 9 before being postponed.
According to Francisco, one of the indexes who is a 38-year-old Taiwanese man with no history of travel outside the Philippines is admitted at the Makati Medical Center, while the 32-year-old Filipino who traveled to Japan is confined in St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City.
The 86 year-old American national who traveled to the US and South Korea was brought to the Medical City in Ortigas, while the 57-year-old man who has no recent travel history is in St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City.
I order to combat fake news, he added DOH will soon disclose hospital names where patients are admitted. He also warned hospitals against refusing patients showing symptoms linked to coronavirus.
The new cases has brought the total in the country who have been infected to 10. All four were tested Saturday and the results were released Sunday.
Duque said all four are showing mild coronavirus symptoms.