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BCDA chief Vince Dizon bares protocol for COVID-19 patients in PBA bubble

A Ginebra player is installing the StaySafe app that will be used for contact tracing should a COVID-19 case arise inside the PBA bubble in Angeles. Clark Development Corporation
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--While it is anticipated that all the players will be tested negative for COVID-19 as they are set to begin their scrimmages for the upcoming PBA bubble, Bases Conversion and Development Authority president Vince Dizon said that his agency is prepared should someone get affected by the said virus.

On Tuesday, Dizon bared the protocols that will be done in case of positive COVID-19 cases during the resumption of the games.

"That person will immediately be isolated and taken out of the bubble," Dizon, speaking from the Quest Hotel in Angeles, said during the press launch of the PBA bubble.

This effectively means that the patient will be "medically evacuated" if he indeed contracts COVID-19.

"Contact tracing will be immediately done, and then there will be a period of testing. Ia-assess yan ng mga doctor," Dizon continued, adding that it may take up to five days to determine who among the patients' close contacts will be affected.

However, he assured, "Not necessarily, hihinto ang practices at ang games ng buong bubble. Depende yan sa magiging resulta ng contact tracing."

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