DOH advises Nazarene feast attendees to isolate if they have COVID symptoms

DOH advises Nazarene feast attendees to isolate if they have COVID symptoms

By Liezelle Soriano

Monday’s Walk of Faith event was deemed by many as a potential super-spreader event (Photo by Benjamin Cuaresma)

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) advised on Tuesday those who attended the Feast of Black Nazarene on Monday (09 January 2023) to immediately isolate themselves if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

“Kung saka-sakali lamang pong makakaramdam na parang tinatrangkaso, sinisipon, inuubo, nilalagnat, mag-isolate na agad at tumawag sa ating local governments for proper management,” DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said.

An estimated two million people attended the Walk of Faith and the masses in Quirino Grand Stand, Luneta Park.

In order to stop the potential spread of the coronavirus, the health agency also advised the guests to wear face masks for the following five days.

According to the DOH’s COVID-19 Tracker as of January 9, there are still 12,267 active COVID-19 cases in the country.

(ai/mtvn)

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