Four confirmed Covid cases reported, zero community cases found

Only four confirmed Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday (Sunday), with no cases uncovered among the community, health authorities reported.

A total of four cases were discovered in the Red Code zones and medical observation hotels under management and control, bringing the total since June 18 to 1,814.

As of 8:00am today a total of 22,955 individuals have been followed up by epidemiological investigation, including 3,543 close contacts, 12,409 non-core close contacts (i.e. people with common track), 1,361 secondary close contacts, 253 general contacts, and 786 accompanying persons.

The city entered a consolidation period on July 23 when restrictions will be gradually lifted and set to last until July 30.

Another mass nucleic acid test will take place on July 30 and 31, while key groups of workers need to perform a daily nucleic acid test, including cleaning services, all Filipino nationals, construction workers public transportation drivers (buses and taxi) and security guards, property management, stay-out domestic helpers, food delivery and catering.

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announces that with regard to the NAT drive for persons in key areas, key groups, and those who need to leave home for work, a total of 254,697 samples have been collected on July 24, among them, 239,283 samples have been analysed, and their results are negative.

Taking into account the high risk of infection, all members of the above-mentioned population groups, including infants and young children born after 1 July 2019, as well as the elderly and disabled persons who have difficulty in walking or who need care from others, must participate in this NAT drive without exemption.