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Naval training station in Zambales on lockdown due to COVID-19

Naval training station in Zambales on lockdown due to COVID-19

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales –– The Philippine Navy training station here was placed on a 14-day lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that infected at least 15 of its students as of Tuesday, Jan. 19, officials said.

Dr. Noel Bueno, provincial health director, said an aggressive contact tracing would be carried out at the Naval Education and Training and Doctrine Command here while the temporary lockdown, which began on Jan. 13, is in effect.

Sixty-five of the student’s direct contacts were still waiting for their reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test results, Bueno told the Inquirer.

As of Tuesday, Zambales has recorded 777 COVID-19 cases, 25 of which are active.

The province also registered 734 recoveries and 17 fatalities.

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