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Virus Cases, Deaths Spike in Central and North Luzon

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  • The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) stations in the towns of Plaridel and Guiguinto, Bulacan province, were put on lockdown Monday after 12 of their workers were diagnosed with the coronavirus disease.
  • Six BFP personnel were quarantined in their offices in Guiguinto and provided treatment. They might have contracted the infection,
  • officials said during a recent meeting.
  • A 71-year-old retired doctor in Baguio City became the fifth COVID-19 fatality on Monday, after two men, both 65, died. The three were among the 27 senior citizens affected after the pandemic began.
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Manila • The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) stations in the towns of Plaridel and Guiguinto, Bulacan province, were put on lockdown Monday after 12 of their workers were diagnosed with the coronavirus disease.

They would be closed for 15 days for disinfection.

One of the six firefighters who contracted the virus in Plaridel had died, said Mayor Teresita Vistan.

Six BFP personnel were quarantined in their offices in Guiguinto and provided treatment. They might have contracted the infection,
officials said during a recent meeting.

As of Monday, Bulacan had reported 1,770 cases of COVID-19, with 54 deaths and 618 recoveries. The figure accounted for nearly half of the 3,589 cases in Central Luzon, which also had reported 64 deaths and 1,591 recoveries to date.

The increase in COVID-19 cases forced the province, along with the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal as well as Metro Manila, to move to stricter modified enhanced community quarantine.

A 71-year-old retired doctor in Baguio City became the fifth COVID-19 fatality on Monday, after two men, both 65, died. The three were among the 27 senior citizens affected after the pandemic began.

The tourist town of Sagada on Sunday registered its first case in Mountain Province, a 29-year-old man who tested positive for the virus even though he hadn’t left the province.

Bontoc town, the capital of the province, also reported a new case on Sunday, when the virus was contracted by a 29-year-old policeman who was recently reassigned to the province.

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