first_imgHe echoed DOH’s public advice such as“social/personal distancing to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.” Just this Jan. 23 he issued ExecutiveOrder No. 28 “implementing strict quarantine procedures and other disease preventionand control measures” to protect Iloilo from COVID-19. * inspection / clearing / checking offoreign vessels including the crew for COVID-19 in their second or subsequentport of entry in the province by the Bureau of Quarantine The governor described his order as an“additional disease control measure.” * monitoring and recording of guestsfrom tourism accommodation establishments who have travel history from affectedcountries Defensor also pointed out PresidentRodrigo Duterte’s issuance of Proclamation No. 922 declaring a state of publichealth emergency throughout the country. Yesterday afternoon, the Department ofHealth (DOH) confirmed 33 cases, mostly local transmission. ILOILO – Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. hasprohibited the holding of large public gatherings in this province as aprecautionary measure against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These droplets land on objects andsurfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching theseobjects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. “The Department of Health stronglyurges the public to avoid attending, participating in, and organizing eventsthat draw huge number of attendees. The DOH likewise recommends thecancellation of planned big events and mass gatherings until further notice,”according to Defensor. The task force recognized the need forCOVID-19 “transmission preventive measures demanded by the situation”, saidDefensor. Some people become infected but don’tdevelop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80 percent)recover from the disease without needing special treatment, according to WHO. His previous Executive Order No. 028 directedthe following: center_img In fact, he added, the nationalgovernment’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging InfectiousDiseases also made a similar recommendation on March 9. According to WHO, the most commonsymptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. * mandatory accomplishment of the“passenger declaration and health declaration card” by those entering theprovince via domestic and international flights or vessels. Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. wants a uniform “enhanced community quarantine pass” throughout the province. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * mobilization of barangay volunteerssuch as Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Nutrition Scholars and BarangayService Point Officers to monitor and record returning residents and transientwith travels from countries positive for COVID-19, and similar strains; and This prohibition is for 45 daysbeginning yesterday when Defensor issued Executive Order No. 028-B imposingsuch policy. In coming out with the additionaldisease control measure yesterday, Defensor noted the rapid increase inCOVID-19 cases in the country. According to the World HealthOrganization (WHO), COVID-19 can spread from person to person through smalldroplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19coughs or exhales. Some patients may have aches andpains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptomsare usually mild and begin gradually. People can also catch COVID-19 if theybreathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhalesdroplets. This is why it is important to stay more than one meter (three feet)away from a person who is sick, WHO stressed. Older people, and those withunderlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems ordiabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, coughand difficulty breathing should seek medical attention, WHO stressed./PNlast_img

COVID-19 alert: Defensor prohibits large gatherings until April

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