A health official in Maguindanao has raised the alarm on the possibility of the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the province as rising cases were noted in adjacent cities and provinces.
“We are at high-risk status now for local transmission as Covid-19 cases in our neighboring provinces have risen,” Dr. Elizabeth Samama, Maguindanao health chief, said in a statement on Saturday.
Samama said all Maguindanao health front-liners have been working tirelessly to improve Covid-19 case detection and handling.
Samama advised all residents of Maguindanao to observe strict isolation and quarantine if they have contacts with suspected or confirmed cases or have traveled to high-risk areas including Lanao del Sur, Marawi City, South Cotabato, Koronadal City, General Santos City, Davao City, and Cotabato City.
“Should you develop symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, loss of smell and taste, please contact your nearest rural health unit for advice,” she said.
To date, Maguindanao has 119 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 97 active cases and two fatalities. (PNA)