Bing says COVID-19 threat not yet over, calls for vigilance

first_imgMayor Evelio Leonardia of Bacolod City. Leonardia also appealed to Bacolodnons not to share wronginformation about the Covid-19. “That is not yet a cause for us to celebrate. There is notime to celebrate yet… Don’t be complacent,” the mayor said in a pressconference. On Thursday morning, the Bacolod City Inter-Agency TaskForce on COVID-19 reported that “all eight PUIs here have already beendischarged with no confirmed cases as of this report”. The mayor commended the task force led by Vice Mayor El CidFamiliaran as chairman, with Dr. Grace Tan of the City Health Office as aspokesperson, for doing an encompassing job to enable the city to prevent andcontrol the Covid-19 outbreak. Last Feb. 7, Leonardia attended the National Disaster RiskReduction and Management (NDRRM) Full Council meeting on the Covid-19 threatheld at the Department of National Defense Social Hall in Camp Aguinaldo inQuezon City. The fast spread of Covid-19 even before vaccines arediscovered should serve as a reminder for the public to be watchful, he said. BACOLOD City – Mayor EvelioLeonardia urged residents here to remain cautious of the coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-2019) threat even as the city no longer has patients underinvestigation (PUIs) as of Saturday. “At this age and time when traveling is so easy and somassive, we cannot let our guards down. It’s not that we can just stop peoplefrom entering our ports. We cannot be an island by ourselves,” he added. “The problem is that we also have “infodemic”. Fake news isso unnecessary, it upsets people. They get traumatized and paranoid. It isenough that we have this problem. I appeal to everyone. Use your conscience.Please stop spreading lies and fake news for the sake of society,” he said. Leonardia, the national president of theLeague of Cities of the Philippines, is a member of the NDRRM Full Council. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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