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DOH Region 2 prepares for Coronavirus

TUGUEGARAO CITY – Recently, the infamous Coronavirus that has a significant mortality rate from its origin in Wuhan, China and other parts of the world is currently alarming the world and has taken social media by storm.
In Cagayan Valley, due to the alarming threat this virus presents, the Department of Health (DOH) and Center for Health Development (CHD) is preparing measures against the said virus.

Dr. Rio Magpantay, regional director of DOH-CHD on an interview said that his office is coordinating with concerned agencies and hospitals.
“Lagi naman handa ang aming team in case na may mga suspected cases dyan sa mga local airports and seaports. Alam namin natin na maraming Chinese sa Sta. Ana and we believe na nag chacharter sila ng plane mula sa China tulad ng Macau”, he added.

Our team is always prepared in case there are suspected cases in local airports and seaports in the region. We know that we have Chinese people living in Sta. Ana and we believe they also enter the country via chartered planes from China. A notable place of origin from China of these private planes is Macau.

Magpantay also said that we should prepare for prevention of the spread of the said Coronavirus. “Dapat alisto tayo kahit na hindi sila galing mismo sa Wuhan, China”, he added.

We should be in high alert regardless of where the Chinese visitors came from.

DOH reminds proper hygiene to all public utility users. They have also stressed the use of hand sanitizers/ alcohol, frequent washing of hands with soap and water and the wearing of face masks in public places.

Furthermore, DOH-CHD will meet with the local hospitals and concerned agencies for the displacement of their team in the said airports and seaports in the region.

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