A TOTAL of 48 locally-stranded individuals (LSI) who were brought to the Rizal Stadium in Manila have tested positive for COVID-19.
This was bared by Hatid Tulong organizer Joseph Encabo, as he bared that the thousands of LSIs who have stayed there for several days have all been brought back to the provinces.
Meanwhile, the Rizal Stadium has been shut down to give way to disinfection processes. Those who were found positive for the coronavirus were brought to quarantine facilities for confirmatory testing.
Department of Public Services (DPS) chief Kenneth Amurao said nine trucks of garbage were collected by DPS personnel on Wednesday and Thursday, in addition to the 30 tons collected Monday and Tuesday.
Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) chief Arnel Angeles and his men meantime spearheaded the disinfection in the area.
The actions taken by Amurao and Angeles were based on orders given by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno in support of the Hatid Tulong project.
Moreno, according to Amurao, also directed them to clean the toilets.
The LSIs were gathered from various ports and terminals by the military and brought to the stadium where they stayed starting July 24 until they were transported back to their respective provinces.