THE city government of Navotas announced the temporary closure of their Animal Bite Center starting Monday after its employees underwent COVID-19 rapid testing.
Mayor Toby Tiangco said all employees of the center who underwent rapid testing are required to undergo home quarantine from three to four days or until such time that the result will be provided to them.
The center will only be open if the employees will be tested negative for COVID-19.
The mayor advised residents who were bitten or sustained deep scratch by dog of cat should seek treatment at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila to avoid being infected by rabies.
Meanwhile, Mayor Tiangco also announced that the City Health Department reported an additional 38 new cases of COVID-19 in the city, the highest since the outbreak of the dreaded disease.
Among the 38 individuals found positive for COVID-19, one was reportedly died bringing the total number of deaths to 54.