DOH to evacuees: Beware of COVID-19 infection

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MANILA, Philippines — The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in evacuation centers after a series of typhoons whipped the country is a looming concern, the Department of Health said Monday.


“That’s a possibility. Hindi natin yan ikakaila (We won;t deny it),” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an online media forum when asked if the department is expecting a surge in COVID-19 cases.


“Nasa isang lugar na magkakasama ang mga tao especially talagang mayroong crowding tapos hindi sila magco-comply sa minimum standards like wearing of mask, nandyan ‘yung posibilidad,” she added.

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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