DOH: Don’t post names of COVID-19 patients on social media

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health warned the public and government officials not to post the names of coronavirus disease patients on social media so as not to breach the Data Privacy law.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Monday said public and government officials should refrain from the “practice of stigmatizing and discriminating against our patients.”

“Ito ay warning doon sa mga taong nagpapalabas ng listahan ng mga pangalan ng mga pasyente natin for COVID-19,” she told reporters in an online media forum.

(This is a warning to people who release the list of names of COVID-19 patients.)

“I’d like to call on the general public and also our offi…

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