Las Piñas mayor convenes task force to draft anti-COVID-19 policies for NCR community quarantine

Published March 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Jean Fernando

Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar has convened the city’s Anti-COVID Task Force and barangay officials to draft a policy direction for maximum compliance to the inter-agency task force recommendations on community quarantine in the National Capital Region.

Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar (City of Las Piñas Official Facebook Page / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar (City of Las Piñas Official Facebook Page / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Aguilar also called on city residents to seriously heed President Duterte’s advice to stay home as the government implements a community quarantine in Metro Manila to prevent and contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“Let us fully cooperate with the duly designated authorities and follow the advice of COVID-19 Task Force like practice social distancing, and avoid crowded places as the spread of the disease continues,” Aguilar said on Friday.

Aguilar also urged residents who have symptoms of COVID-19 to immediately seek medical treatment.

“The best way to help contain the spread of the disease is to stay at home and practice proper hygiene,” she said.

The mayor added that the 53 year-old man who was confirmed positive for the virus and was confined at the Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center (District Hospital) is now recovering. He has no travel history, according to the report.

“The government hospital is now trying its best to take care of the patient, who is now recovering and in stable condition,” Aguilar said.

The mayor also said the Las Piñas City Health Office Surveillance Team is conducting contact tracing on all family members of the patient and community members.

Aguilar also called on local police and barangay officials to strictly follow the rules on checkpoints laid down by the task force, and coordinate with health authorities to ensure the safety of the residents, as well as peace and order.