CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 17 February) – Persons on self-quarantine in their homes in Valencia City did not feel miserable on Valentines Day.
A team of policemen wearing facemasks handed fresh roses to persons under monitoring (PUM)for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) on Valentines Day and on Saturday.
Police Colonel Surki Sereñas, Valencia City police chief, said a team of their policemen visited 14 persons under self quarantine and handed out roses to cheer them up.
“No worries because the persons under self-quarantine are not COVID-19 positive. They are all doing well and asymptomatic. They are just happy to be visited by our policemen,” Sereñas said.
He said the local government of Valencia City and the Department of Health asked these persons who just came home from foreign countries to undergo home isolation for 14 days as precautionary measure.
“Valencia City is safe. We have no confirmed COVID-19 cases reported here,” he stressed.
Dr. David Mendoza of the Department of Health (DOH) 10 said there are 37 persons under monitoring in the five provinces and seven cities of Northern Mindanao.
Of the 37 persons in home isolation, Mendoza said half of them have already passed the two tests conducted on them for symptoms.
The DOH website as of Feb. 14, 2020 said only three persons are under investigation at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center for exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus.
Mendoza said 12 persons were placed under isolation since the coronavirus scare broke out last month but all tested negative and were released.