Philippines Now Under Public Health Emergency Over Coronavirus As Declared by Pres. Duterte
DUTERTE – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has declared a state of public health emergency in the Philippines over coronavirus.
The cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in the Philippines are increasing. For several weeks, the country was free from confirmed cases until last week that two (2) Filipinos tested positive for the disease.
Both the 4th and 5th case of coronavirus are male Filipinos. One of them, the 62-year-old man who is the 5th confirmed patient, is a case of local transmission.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines is at ten (10) now. The wife of the 62-year-old man and four (4) other people recently tested positive for the disease.
The Department of Health (DOH) has suggested to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to put the country under a state of public health emergency. The President agreed to it.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Pres. Duterte has put the Philippines under public health emergency over coronavirus through the Proclamation No. 922. It is to curb the spread of the disease in the country.
The said Proclamation “capacitate government agencies and LGUs to immediately act to prevent loss of life”. Based on the report, the declaration is on effect until the President lifts it.
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