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114 inmates, 13 personnel at Cebu City Jail test positive for COVID-19

On April 22, 2020, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Regional Office VII (BJMP) has confirmed that the Cebu City Jail has a total of 127 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 114 of which are inmates while the other 13 are personnel.

Subject patients were already in isolation when the results came out yesterday afternoon.

The BJMP-7 Director Efren Nemeño  has ordered an intensified contact tracing to detect other possible carriers for immediate isolation and medical treatment. He also assured the public and the families of the affected individuals that they will be providing a more focused medical care to the patients until fully recovered from the virus infection.

The task force is also putting all efforts to contain the virus, following the stricter health protocols while working closely with the Department of Health Region VII and Local Epidemiology Unit of Cebu City.

With this, the BJMP has also cancelled the “Dunol” and “E-Dalaw” programs at Cebu City Jail – Male Dormitory.

As of April 22, 2020, the entire Cebu now has a total of 340 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 21 recoveries and 8 deaths. Cebu City alone has a total of 310 confirmed cases.

COVID-19 Cebu

As the threat of the Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 rises every day, the Cebu province has taken a proactive approach and is pulling all stops in protecting the island. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 and its symptoms:

If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention, call the local Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice: 0922-397-2334 / 0943-568-3298 / (032) 402-3091 / (032) 402-1269.

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