The Provincial Health Office Public Health (PHO PH) on Wednesday appealed to Bulakenyos to stop sharing fake news on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid 19) that will create panic and fear.
Dr. Jocelyn Gomez, PHO PH head, said that spreading fake news on social media and through text messages is not helping the province nor the country address the Covid 19.
Walang katotohanan ang mga text messages na naka lockdown di umano ang Bulacan Medical Center dahil sa mga positibong pasyente nito sa coronavirus (There is no truth to the text messages that the Bulacan Medical Center is in lockdown due to patients with positive cases of coronavirus), she said.
Gomez said the PHO PH started using #NotoFakeNews and #BulacanNCOVFree in all their social media posts to encourage the public to be vigilant about the real status of the deadly virus in the province.
Let's just get an update on the official DOH and PHO pages, Gomez said.
At present, the PHO PH said there is no confirmed case of Covid 19 in the province.
Patricia Ann Alvaro, health education promotion officer of PHO PH, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that as of 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, five out of eight patients under investigation (PUIs), were tested negative and already discharged from the hospital while three others are still admitted in the hospital and awaiting laboratory results.
There is one person under monitoring (PUM) at home, she added.
Alvaro said a PUM has a history of travel to China, Hong Kong and Macao but without signs and symptoms of Covid 19 while a PUI is one with history of travel and with flu like symptoms of the disease.
Source: Philippines News Agency