- The Department of Health (DOH) released an advisory amid the 2019 novel coronavirus threat
- The health agency also advised people to refrain from attending large events or massive crowds amid the threat
- DOH also added that other preventive measures against the 2019 nCoV are being explored to keep the Filipinos safe
- As of posting time, DOH already confirmed three cases of a novel coronavirus in the Philippines
The Department of Health (DOH) has released an advisory on how to prevent the 2019 novel coronavirus.
KAMI learned that the DOH advised people to refrain from going to places with large crowds.
In a report by the Inquirer (authored by Catherine Gonzales), the said advisory was signed by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on February 7.
“With the ongoing threat of the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, the Department of Health strongly urges the public to avoid attending, participating in, and organizing events that draw a huge number of attendees,” it read in the statement.
“To further minimize the risk of contracting 2019-nCoV ARD, the public is advised to avoid crowded places and continue to practice self-protection measures,” it added.
The health agency also mentioned that they are recommending the cancellation of big events or mass gatherings until further notice.
“We would like to assure the public that all measures to contain the potential spread of the 2019-nCoV infection are being explored, studied, and implemented to keep the Filipino people safe from the threats of this infectious disease,” the health agency said.
You may read more about the advisory here.
On Sunday, Chinese officials have confirmed that there were about 910 reported deaths linked with the 2019 novel coronavirus.
In the Philippines, DOH confirmed three cases of novel coronavirus and over 280 people have been placed under observation.
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