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No COVID-19 case in Diliman campus – University of the Philippines

The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) on Saturday denied that the state university was hit by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), contrary to circulating reports.

"As of 12 p.m., March 14, 2020, UPD is still COVID-19-free," UP Diliman wrote in an announcement on Twitter.

"We are still waiting for results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine," the announcement read.



UP earlier confirmed that two of its faculty members were persons under investigation (PUIs) for possible COVID-19 infection.

UP Diliman also encouraged the public to get their information from published news, the official UPD website as well as the school's social media accounts.

"Once again, we remind the community that the most effective way of containing the spread of COVID-19 is social distancing, proper hygiene, and behavioral etiquette," the university wrote.

Due to the COVID-19 threat, the flagship campus of the UP system opted to shift to online classes starting Monday next week.

As of Friday, a total of 64 confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded, with a total of 8 deaths. — Angelica Y. Yang/DVM, GMA News