ROXAS CITY—Mambusao Mayor Leodegario Labao Jr. said that Officer-in-charge Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Leah Del Rosario should visit the municipalities of Capiz to assess the status of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the province.
According to Labao, nobody except Del Rosario of the Provincial Health Office can declare that a municipality is Covid-19-free. Only PHO can say that there are no persons under monitoring or persons under investigation, he said.
PHO should also be the one to declare and give the green light to lift the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), Labao added.
According to Labao, the doctors should not just conduct lectures and make phone calls but meet with the municipal doctors.
Labao stressed that the situation of the municipalities should be presented
“Hay kon indi ya pagkadtuan, paano niya mabal-an ang sitwasyon?,” Labao said.
He added that ECQ should be lifted by April 30, 2020. “Indi na dapat magdugay pa kay magutom ang mga tawo, wala sang pangabuy-anan kag indi man mag-igo ang bulig sang gobyerno sa ila (It should not be extended because the people will go hungry. They have no livelihood and the government assistance is not enough.),” he said.
“Paano kami ka deklarar nga hilway na ang amon mga banwa kon indi pag-ideklarar sang PHO? (How can we declare that it is already virus-free if PHO doesn’t say so?) , Labao said.