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3 COVID-19 positive patients sent home due to insufficient health facilities

MANILA -Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said on Sunday that three COVID-19 patients were sent home due to lack of space in health facilities in their city.

The city government is finding ways to isolate the 3 patients to prevent the spread of the virus in their area. Mayor Belmonte said the 3 patients belongs to urban poor communities.

It was not immediately clear if the 3 patients are among the city's 44 cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday afternoon, according to the Department of Health's website.

Belmonte said four areas in the city are currently under "extreme enhanced community quarantine" following the guidelines of the government's Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious diseases.

As of Saturday, the Philippines has 307 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 19 deaths.

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