DOH PROTOCOL FOR COVID-19

Martinez, San Remigio mayor, under self-quarantine

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - Reporter/CDN Digital | March 13,2020 - 09:51 PM
San Remigio Mayor Mariano Martinez has volunteered to go on self-quarantine after he attended the League of Municipalities of the Philippines General Assembly in Manila on March 9 to March 11./CDN Digital file photo

San Remigio Mayor Mariano Martinez has volunteered to go on self-quarantine after he attended the League of Municipalities of the Philippines General Assembly in Manila on March 9 to March 11./CDN Digital file photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mayor Mariano Martinez of San Remigio town in northern Cebu will undergo a self-quarantine for 14 days for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

In a statement, the San Remigio municipal government said that the mayor attended the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), General Assembly, in Manila on March 9 to 11, 2020. 

The Department of Health (DOH) has encouraged all individuals, who have travel history in all countries affected by the COVID-19 including local areas such as Manila, to undergo self-quarantine. 

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Manila was recently placed under community quarantine by President Rodrigo Duterte after the local transmission has been recorded. 

Martinez chose to undergo self-quarantine to follow the protocol of the DOH. 

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“Giawhag ang tanan nga dili mag-panic tungod walay symptoms nga nabatyagan ang atong mayor ug misubay ra lamang sa mga precautionary measure aron malikay sa maong sakit,” said the statement. 

(We urge the public to stay calm because the mayor does not feel any symptoms. He is only following the precautionary measure because of the spread of the coronavirus). /dbs

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