This is the first time that a government official is reported to have contracted the virus. It was not clear if the official is among the 49 cases earlier confirmed by the Department of Health.
The Department of Transportation said it had shut down some of its offices for cleaning and disinfection. All employees with flu-like symptoms were being sent home.
“We assure the public that the DOTr is taking all possible measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as we continue to serve our stakeholders and commuters,” the agency said in a statement.
Some of its officials, including Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade placed themselves in self-quarantine “in observance of protocols set by the Department of Health in the event of a possible exposure to COVID-19.”
Several lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries, top government and local officials are undergoing self-quarantine after exposure to coronavirus patients. President Rodrigo Duterte also get tested for coronavirus as a preemptive measure since he regularly engaged with Cabinet officials who may have had contact with people who turned out positive for COVID-19, Malacañang said. It added that the President did not exhibit any red-flag symptoms of the disease.
The second coronavirus death was recorded on Wednesday – a 67-year-old woman who is also the first Filipino national to die of the viral disease.
Worldwide, COVID-19 has killed more than 8,000 people, mostly in China, since the outbreak began in Wuhan City in December last year. Over 2,00,000 people have been infected according to the Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 global tracker.
The World Health Organization now considers COVID-19 a pandemic.
According to the WHO the most commonly reported symptoms are fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. WHO said 8 in 10, or around 80 percent, of infected patients experience “mild illness” and eventually recover from COVID-19. Some 14 percent experience severe illness while 5 percent were critically ill, the WHO said.
To prevent infection, authorities are urging people to practice regular hand washing, cover the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoid close contact with those who show respiratory symptoms.
What is happening in UV Gullas College of Medicine?
UV Gullas College of Medicine, came out with a slew of efforts to ensure that the campus and its students are safe. Not only were the steps implemented successfully, but steps are being taken to ensure that the surrounding communities are also made aware by community service conducted by UV Gullas College of Medicine.
Please see below some of the steps taken by UV Gullas College of Medicine to ensure that – the UV Gullas College of Medicine Campus and the UV Gullas College of Medicine Hostel is Coronovirus-2019 or Covid-19 free.
On 12th of March, 2020,
UV Gullas College of Medicine Campus was stuck with preventive coronavirus-2019 or covid-19 stickers and warnings. Sanitizers were provided at every possible place to keep the hands and face clean and each and every student was screened personally before letting into the UV Gullas College of Medicine Campus. Below are some of our pics to show the steps taken by the college. Step wise instructions were also provided and strict reviews were done to ensure that everybody complied with the displays, to ensure the safety of the UV Gullas College of medicine students. In the photos you can see out students coming from UV Gullas College of Medicine Hostel and also they are wearing the UV Gullas College of Medicine Uniforms to ensure that strict compliance was followed.
On March 13-14, 2020,
The UV Gullas College of Medicine campus was witness to Sanitation Day where we cleaned and ensured that the complete UV Gullas College of medicine campus is sanitized.
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