The Department of Health (DOH) updated the Interim Guideline on the Preparedness and Response to Novel Corona Virus. DOH facilities are instructed to use the guidelines, while other health facilities may also refer to the guidelines.

DOH created a dedicated webpage for the 2019-nCov Health Event. Verifies and up-to-date information are immediately uploaded to the website to make it accessible to the public.

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DOH hospitals are equipped and are following strict infection protocols to manage Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) and DOH to augment necessary logistics (personal protective equipment or PPE, N95 masks) to health facilities.

The Bureau of Quarantine (BoQ) has also strengthened border patrol, monitoring travelers not just from Wuhan, China but also from Hubei province.

DOH will continually provide accurate and understandable information about nCov using inforgraphics and advisories through various social media platforms.

DOH Convenes Command Conference

DOH convened to Command Conference attended by the DOH Executive Committee and Regional Directors across the country to further coordinate the Department's Efforts on the 2019-nCov Health Event.

Health Advisories

  • The public is advised to remain calm but vigilant.

  • Always practice hand hygiene, observe proper cough etiquette- maintain distance and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the crook of your elbow.

  • Avoid close contact with people manifesting flu-like symptoms.

  • Avoid contact with farm and wild animals

  • Cook foor properly.

  • Adopt healthy lifestyles to mount immunity against infections.