- A photo has been circulating on social media claiming that Vice President Leni Robredo agreed to send home COVID-19 patients
- The issue stemmed after 3 patients who tested positive for coronavirus disease in Quezon City were reportedly sent home
- However, KAMI has debunked the claim and reported it to be false
- The original post of KAMI stated Robredo’s call for the government to focus on health concerns instead of public safety and order
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A post has been circulating on social media claiming that Vice President Leni Robredo was “okay” with sending home coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients to be with their families.
However, the claim was false and the photo has been edited.
The post claimed to be a post from KAMI. It shows a photo of Robredo with a text that read:
“Okay lang naman pauwiin ‘yung tatlong infected. Wala namang problema don, as long as nabalik din agad pagtapos makita at makasamang kumain ang kani-kanilang mga pamilya.”
KAMI clarifies that the post did not come from its site nor its official social media accounts.
The issue stemmed from the reports that 3 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 in Quezon City were sent home.
According to the ABS-CBN News, head of Quezon City's Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit Dr. Rolando Cruz clarified that the decision to send home the patients was based on the protocols set by the Department of Health (DOH).
“Persons under investigation (PUIs) and positive COVID-19 patients who exhibit mild symptoms with no co-morbidities and are non-elderly are advised to be sent home for strict self-isolation and close monitoring by local health authorities,” it cited in DOH Memorandum No. 2020-0108 issued on March 11, 2020.
The original post made by KAMI was published on March 16. It was Robredo's call for the government to focus on the health concerns amid the COVID-19 crisis in the country, instead of the public order and safety.
“Ngayon kasi, parang nangingibabaw ulit ‘yung public order and safety na dapat sana supportive lang siya sa health concern. Sana hindi grabe ‘yung focus sa military, sa kapulisan kasi ito, health concern ito,” it read in the original post.
You may check the original post of KAMI here:
The GMA News Online also shared the same post about the government’s efforts in public order and safety are stepping over the focus on health concerns in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Leni Robredo is the 14th and incumbent Vice President of the Philippines. She has been known as the widow of late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.
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