One of the Philippines’ oldest and most exclusive golf clubs has been frozen since March 11 after a visitor tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 shortly after returning to Singapore.
Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City, east of the Philippines’ capital Manila, is closing the golf course and club to sanitize and sanitize the premises, to ensure that the club remains safe for everyone.
The Singaporean guest played a round of golf. He didn’t use the club’s dressing room, but the person who invited him did. Mr. Brian Cu, President of Grab of the Philippines, later confirmed he was the one who invited the Singaporean guest to play at the golf club.
The Singaporean visitor returned home on March 3, and on March 7, he tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19 acute respiratory infection. Yesterday (March 10), he said that he had not yet received the test results. He said that other guests of Singapore’s guests had all tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.
Two caddies who accompanied a Singaporean guest and Mr. Brian Cu were asked to get tested. The Singapore visitor was reported to have stayed in the Philippines for 3 days.
A Japanese and a South Korean who was also in the Philippines recently gave positive test results for the virus as soon as they returned home. The Philippines currently has at least 8000 confirmed cases. Nearly 100 Filipinos overseas also test positive, of which 3 are in Singapore.
On March 9, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a medical emergency in the context of growing anxiety that the Covid-19 virus had spread without being detected in Manila and surrounding areas.
The Philippine Ministry of Health also issued a “level 1 red code” warning, the second highest, after the Philippines recorded the first cases of local infection. Health officials say they will raise it to “level 2 red code”, the highest level, if there is a group of infections that threaten to spread to the community.
The government will then allow the government to declare quarantine or blockade of the entire community, and suspend classes and jobs.