LUCENA City -- As a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease or COVID-19, the provincial government of Quezon ordered the suspension of classes in all levels starting today until March 27.
Quezon Governor Danilo Suarez issued the order in the wake of reports that the presence of patients under investigation (PUI) in the province remains while the number of persons under monitoring (PUM) continues to increase.
Lucena City Mayor Roderick Alcala also issued a similar order after holding a series of meetings with concerned national and local government agencies.
Alcala also advised the students to help the government in its campaign against COVID- 19 by staying at home during the period.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Grace Santiago reported that as of 11 a.m. yesterday, Quezon province remains negative for Covid-19 cases.
She noted that of the 16 PUIs, five have been discharged, five are still in the hospital, two were cleared while four are in home quarantine.
The laboratory test results of the seven turned out negative while the remaining 9 are still pending.
Out of the 650 PUMs, Santiago said 88 have already completed their 14-day home quarantine.
Rumors circulating on social media said two patients have died in the hospital but Santiago did not confirm this.