QC wants tighter security in COVID-19 quarantine hotels to avoid UK variant transmission

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Quezon City is looking to tighten up security around hotels being used as quarantine facilities to prevent COVID-19 transmissions, especially of the

1/24/2021 4:22:00 PM

Mayor Joy Belmonte said city authorities need to double their efforts to avoid the UK variant from being transmitted, especially after the Department of Health announced that several infected individuals in the country already have it. | GabrielLaluINQ

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Quezon City is looking to tighten up security around hotels being used as quarantine facilities to prevent COVID-19 transmissions, especially of the

in Mountain Province. Both DOH and Bontoc’s local government unit have not clarified how the patients got the latest strain.City Tourism Department officer Tetta Tirona said that they have monitored that some hotels are also placing stringent quarantine protocols to avoid untoward incidents.

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“We are leaving no stone unturned to guarantee that every hotel operating in the city is implementing the health and safety guidelines to the letter,” Tirona said.On the other hand, the City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU) required hotels to submit a daily list overseas Filipino workers and travelers returning to the country and who are quarantined with their respective hotels.

ADVERTISEMENTBelmonte added that they would conduct unannounced visits to hotels to monitor the protocols in place.“Nais nating makatiyak na hindi tayo napalulusutan ng mga hotel na ito sa pagtanggap ng mga bisita na labas sa itinatakda ng ating protocols,” Belmonte added. headtopics.com

In the case of the supposed first recorded case, the local executive said the patient was allowed to go home after testing negative for the coronavirus.“Our doctors in our HOPE facility declared that he is finally recovered. They gave him clearance to go home so he was allowed to leave the facility yesterday afternoon. He will continue to be monitored by our health officials,” she noted.

“Patuloy na imo-monitor ng mga doktor ang kanilang kalagayan, at tatapusin na lamang ang kanilang quarantine sa isolation facility bago sila payagang umuwi,” Belmonte added. Read more: Inquirer »

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GabrielLaluINQ 2 weeks dapat tlga sa mga hotels....and tested twice bago papasukin sa community paggaling sa ibang bansa