Four individuals from among those who flocked to Angel Locsin’s birthday community pantry in Quezon City have availed of the city’s free COVID-19 swab services.
The QC government earlier offered free swab testing to the attendees of the community pantry, which was “considered as a mass gathering event.”
According to a media release by the LGU on Wednesday, one of those who sought the COVID test happened to have headache, loss of smell and loss of taste, while the three others were asymptomatic or showing no symptoms of the coronavirus.
The City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CEDSU), on the other hand, reiterated its call for everyone who went to Angel’s 36th birthday event at Brgy. Holy Spirit on April 23 to get tested.
“Today is the fifth day since Ms. Locsin’s event. The average incubation period for COVID-19 is approximately five days. So we call on everyone who went to last Friday’s gathering, please report to us and have yourself tested,” said CEDSU Chief Dr. Rolando Cruz.
He added, “If there was a transmission and you were exposed, you may observe some symptoms manifesting starting today.”
Angel herself had urged the attendees to avail of the city’s free COVID-19 swab testing.
The actress-philanthropist’s community pantry turned controversial after authorities had a hard time controlling the crowd. It was further marred by the death of a senior citizen who lined up to receive his goods.
Angel has since expressed her deepest apologies over the incident.