MANILA, Philippines (Update 1, 10:37 am) – A premier golf club in Mandaluyong City has been closed to the public since Wednesday after one of their guests was positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
According to several media reports, a foreign visitor to the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club has contracted the disease after returning to Singapore.
The club sent a letter Tuesday to its members saying it would be temporarily closed “until further notice.”
The golf course in the Philstar.com interview also confirmed the closure, but declined to provide further details.
Mandaluyong City government has also confirmed the closure of the golf club for disinfection.
In the letter, Wack Wack president Lawrence Tan said “this is an opportunity to disinfect and clean up the area, and to make sure the club is safe for all of us,” Inquirer.net reported this morning.
Up to 33 people are contributing to the fatal COVID-19 in the Philippines, according to a recent Department of Health report. There is only one death in the Philippines to this day.
Reported to be stable in the 21st to 24th COVID-19 patients, 25th and 26th patients showed no (asymptomatic) symptoms while still pursuing the 27th-33th status. .
Many of the patients are currently confined to hospitals in the cities of Taguig, Pasig, Muntinlupa, Makati, Manila, Caloocan, Quezon City, and New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.
The DOH, on the other hand, ensures that “contact tracing” is still ongoing for all cases.
They are still partnering with the Philippine National Police to determine the immediate and ongoing cases.
Rosario Vergeire, assistant secretary of the DOH’s public health services team, initially suggested that 14-day self-isolation and home quarantine be subjected to “mild symptoms,” especially in those with bad cases and out of the country recently.
Some common symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, cold and fever.
“Those who exhibit severe and critical symptoms should immediately be taken to our health facilities,” he said in English.