CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga — The provincial government of Pampanga urged barangay officials to strictly monitor Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) returning home from countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) as well as residents with flu-like symptoms to prevent its spread.
Speaking to village chiefs during the “Talakayan: Talastasan sa Kalusugan, Kaunlaran, at Kapayapaan” held Tuesday at the ASEAN Convention Center, Vice Governor Lilia Pineda advised them to team-up with barangay health workers in monitoring the symptomatic, individuals with travel history outside the country and repatriated OFWs to prevent the progression of the virus.
“Ang Pilipino ay Pilipino. Kahit na ano pa ‘yan! Bilang mga tagapaglingkod, kailangang gampanan ninyo ang inyong mga obligasyon. Tanggapin niyo sila, at huwag ninyong pandirihan (A Filipino will always be a Filipino no matter what happens. As public servants, you must do your duty. Accept them and don’t outcast them),” she stressed.
Earlier, Governor Dennis Pineda opened Pampanga for the 14-day quarantine of OFWs repatriated from countries with COVID-19 cases.
The provincial government likewise designed a protocol meant to keep Pampanga free from the virus.