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Roxas City tightens watch against novel coronavirus

first_imgThe mayor hasalready provisioned Executive Order (EO) No. 2, series of 2020 “ An OrderStrengthening  EpidemiologicalSurveillance and Response System to Protect the City of Roxas from 2019 NovelCorona Virus Cases from Wuhan, Hubel, China and other emerging and re- emerginginfectious diseases.” Mayor RonnieDadivas called on the various government agencies and private organizations,namely the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), PhilippineNational Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Ports Authority(PPA), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Department of Education (DepEd),Hospital Administrators and health personnel among others to heightensurveillance and monitoring, plus impose necessary preventive measures againstthe virus in the city. Also in the EO,the Roxas City Airport and the Port of Culasi are mandated to take appropriatedetection and reporting of possible cases. The Order willestablish and mobilize respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Team(BHERT) composed of barangay health workers, barangay service workers andbarangay nutrition scholars to assist and conduct epidemiological surveillance. “Kinahangklan naton ang instrikto ngapag-bantay sa airport, sea port including the entrance and exit points sang aton siudad,” Dadivas told Panay News.center_img The City HealthOffice (CHO) will lead the overall surveillance, while the City Disaster RiskReduction Management Office (CDRRMO) will provide technical assistance, theorder said. ROXAS City –The government here has held an emergency meeting on Jan.31 following thedeclaration of the Department of Health (DOH) about the first corona virus casein the country. Part of thecity government’s preventive measure is to require all passengers or touriststhat will use the airport and seaport to fill up the health declaration form.Also, they will not be granted entrance if they show symptoms of the virus sansundergoing proper quarantine procedures, he added./PNlast_img read more