Guimaras readies COVID-19 quarantine sites in 5 towns

first_img“Based on the experiences of othercountries, this (situation) is hard. So, we are doing this to avoid communitytransmission,” Gumarin stressed. Meanwhile, Gumarin said that two ofthose PUIs had mild manifestations and are on strict home quarantine, one wasdischarged from the Nueva Valencia District Hospital and the other two, whowere also admitted, are now in stable condition. The respective municipalities willprovide food and water to the PUMs and personnel of the provincial governmentduring their stay in the quarantine sites. He appealed to the Guimarasnons tocooperate with the government and health personnel in keeping the islandprovince free from COVID-19.(With areport from PNA/PN) The town of Nueva Valencia, on the otherhand, identified its regional evacuation center in Barangay Poblacion as itsquarantine facility, while Sibunag town designated its evacuation center inBarangay Dasal as the same. As of March 24, this province has atotal of 702 PUMs under home quarantine and five PUIs. Jordan town’s quarantine facility is atits municipal gym in Barangay Poblacion, Buenavista town has two, which arelocated in the evacuation center of Barangay New Poblacion and in the GuimarasState College Agri-Eco Hotel in Barangay McLain. San Lorenzo town, meanwhile,has the Dr. Catalino Gallego Nava Memorial High School in Barangay Constanciaas its quarantine area. 137 of the PUMs are in Buenavista; 144in Jordan; 224 in Nueva Valencia; 117 in San Lorenzo; and 80 in Sibunag.center_img “If he or she progresses to PUI,experience difficulty in breathing, our advance quarantine area for him or heris in Nueva Valencia District Hospital,” Gumarin said. On the other hand, a PUM who completesthe quarantine period without showing symptoms of the disease will be given acertification by their respective municipal health offices. According to him, the said quarantineareas, which are equipped with beds, foams, pillows, chairs, comfort rooms,barricades, among others, will start accommodating PUM’s on March 27. ILOILO City – In order to prevent thespread of the coronavirus disease 2019 in the province of Guimaras, five of itsmunicipalities have already been identified as quarantine areas for personsunder monitoring (PUMs), Gov. Samuel Gumarin said. When a PUM in a quarantine area willprogress as a person under investigation (PUI), he/she will be transferred tothe Nueva Valencia District Hospital. In an effort to suppress the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, the province of Guimaras readies its quarantine areas for persons under monitoring (PUMs) in its five municipalities. As of March 24, this province has a total of 702 PUMs and five persons under investigation. PROVINCE OF GUIMARASlast_img read more