Mandaluyong has 4 persons being monitored for virus

Published March 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The local government of Mandaluyong City has conducted disinfection and sanitation of schools and markets as it announced that there are four Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city.

In an advisory from the City Health Office, the four PUMs in Mandaluyong are currently undergoing a 14-day quarantine and closely monitored by its personnel.

The PUMs have history travel to countries with reported cases of COVID-19 or were either exposed to persons positive for the disease but were asymptomatic, according to the advisory shared by the City Public Information Office Wednesday.

Mandaluyong City Mayor Carmelita Abalos said the city government has already conducted fumigation, disinfection and sanitation of all schools and public markets in the city as part of the precautionary measures of the city against the disease.

“We have intensified our cleaning efforts through fumigation, disinfection and sanitation of all schools and markets in our city to ensure the safety of our residents amid the threat of COVID-19,” Abalos said.

Likewise, the mayor has appealed for the cooperation of the public to take part in keeping their surroundings clean as precautionary measures against the disease.

Meanwhile, the City Health Office said all of the five persons under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19 who were earlier reported in the city since January were already discharged after testing negative for the disease.

“We continue to appeal for the cooperation of everyone to monitor updates regarding the COVID-19 from the Department of Health, World Health Organization, City Health Office, and other official social media accounts of the local government,” the city health department said. #