Quarantine evader may face charges

Posted by watchmen
March 24, 2020

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said the person under monitoring for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, who escaped from the quarantine facility at the Mambukal Mountain Resort last week may face charges.
Felix Alejo, who was under a mandatory 14-day quarantine after he and 84 others were evacuated from Luzon following the declaration of an enhanced community quarantine, left the Murcia resort and was later arrested in his home at a subdivision in Bacolod City’s Barangay Mandalagan.
After coming in close contact with him, his family was also placed under monitoring.
Provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, echoed the governor’s sentiment and said Alejo should be charged.
Meanwhile, Lacson said those quarantined at the Mambukal Mountain Resort are “doing fine” and are “given the basic necessities.”
The governor added, nobody is showing flu- like symptoms.
“We hope it will stay that way,” he said.
In response to concerns raised over personnel seen wearing black bags as improvised protection equipment, Lacson affirmed there is no close contact between the quarantined individuals and resort personnel.
“A mask will do,” he added./DGB, WDJ

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