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Saudi King Salman has ordered the government to pay 60 percent of the salary of private employees affected by COVID-19. The financial support will cover the next three months, Saudi Press Agency reported. King Salman’s order is one of the major relief to private...

DOH: 487 patients under observation as suspected COVID-19 cases

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Feb. 16, 20 | 3:46 pm

The Department of Health (DOH) said that they are now monitoring 487 persons under investigations (PUIs) for the new coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

DOH said that 330 of the PUIs have been discharged from various health facilities.

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There are now 154 people who are still being closely monitored by the DOH.

The DOH added that they were able to finish 61% of the contact tracing on the individuals who came in contact with the first two novel coronavirus cases in the country.

“For our third case…67% out of the total na na-contact trace na. Medyo nagkaroon po tayo ng konting issues ngayon because we’re still trying to verify the details,” DOH Assistant Secretary Rosette Vergeire told GMA News.

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She added that no local transmission of the COVID-19 has been recorded so far.

They are now working to add more health facilities to admit more patients under observation. The DOH is also looking into setting sub-laboratories for testing suspected COVID-19 patients.

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Saudi king orders govt to pay 60% of private employees’ wages

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