MANILA, Philippines — Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has on Saturday announced that he will file a bill for more quarantine facilities or safe holding areas victims of infectious diseases like the coronavirus in the future.
“I’m planning to file a bill na maglalagay tayo ng separate quarantine facilities. Paghahanda ito hindi lang sa posibleng pagkalat ng [COVID-19]. Kung saka-sakaling meron pang dumating ay handa na po tayo at hindi na po tayo magtuturuan sa ibang lugar,” Go said.
“At sa ganun ay para magkaroon na rin po ng peace of mind ang bawat isang mamamayan natin sa kanya-kanyang lugar,” Go added.
Recently, the country repatriated 30 Filipinos from Wuhan Cityz and they have to temporarily be quarantined at the Athletes’ Village in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.
Wuhan is located in China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the COVID-19 disease outbreak.
The senate committee on health chairman also assured the public that the Department of Health is “doing its best to prevent the coronavirus disease.”
“Ginagawa naman ang lahat ng ating health officials. Sa ngayon, hindi locals ang tinamaan kundi tatlong foreign nationals. Hopefully po, walang locals na mahawa,” Go said.
The three confirmed COVID-19 cases involve three Chinese nationals. Of the three, one has already died due to severe pneumonia caused COVID-19 disease.
At the same tieme, appealed to the public to keep clam and help the government in preventing the spread of the virus.
“Sundin lang po ‘yung tama, ‘yung mga payo ng ating mga health authorities. Magtulungan na lang po tayo. Huwag na tayong magsisihan,” he said. (IAMIGO/sovereignph.com)