117 of 180 Staff Are COVID-19 Positive in Orthopedic Hospital
The Philippine Orthopedic Center said Saturday it was temporarily shutting its out-patient department and suspending scheduled surgeries after 117 of its 180 staff tested positive for COVID-19.
The Quezon City-based hospital that specializes in bone disorders said that it had been servicing 350-450 out patients per day through the quarantine.
COVID-positive staff will be isolated, the remaining workforce will be tested and the second dose of Sinovac vaccines for frontliners will be administered, the POC said in a statement.
Patients are encouraged to consult online via its Facebook page.
The Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 announced on Saturday that Enhanced Community Quarantine will be extended for "at least" one more week starting on April 4.
According to the Department of Health, the Philippines' current total number of COVID-19 cases is now beyond 795,000.
This story originally appeared on Reportr.world. Minor edits have been made by Esquiremag.ph editors.