Over 7,000 under monitoring in Pangasinan

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan —A total of 7,704 individual­s in the province were listed as Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) for the coronaviru­s disease 2019 (COVID-19), local authoritie­s said.

Health officials, however, assured the public that the province remains free of the respirator­y disease.

The number of PUMs soared after Pangasinen­se

students returned home after Metro Manila was placed under community quarantine.

The provincial government ordered arriving residents to report to their respective barangay chairman for listing.

A barangay health emergency response team was also activated to monitor the PUMs who are advised to undergo home

quarantine for 14 days.

Records from the local health office showed at least 16 from the list of PUMs had already completed their 14-day quarantine period.

As of 8 a.m. on Monday, the province had recorded 11 Patients Under Investigat­ion (PUI) at various hospitals, but five of them were already discharged.

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