City Government of Tarlac creates a task force mandated to prevent the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease in the locality. (Tarlac City Information Office)
TARLAC CITY – City Government of Tarlac created a task force mandated to prevent the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease (nCoV ARD) in the locality.
“Our nCoV ARD Task Force will strictly follow protocols and render full cooperation to the Department of Health and other agencies concerned,” Mayor Cristy Angeles said.
Angeles chairs the task force with City Administrator Numer Lobo as Co-Chairperson and City Health Officer Ma. Carmela Go as Vice Chairperson.
Its members include the Philippine National Police, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Trade and Industry, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, City Environment and Natural Resources Office, City Public Order and Safety Office, Chairperson of the Committee on Health and Sanitation of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and President of the Liga ng mga Barangay.
Meanwhile, Angeles advised Tarlaqueños to stay calm and follow precautionary measures such as cleaning of hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub, covering nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow, avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, cooking food thoroughly, and boosting the immune system. (CLJD/GLSB-PIA 3)