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Pasay to Pogo firms: Follow strict health protocols as PH faces 2019-nCoV ARD threat

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 03:48 PM February 06, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — In a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Pasay government urged Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogo), which is mostly run by Chinese nationals, to implement health protocols.

In a memorandum dated Jan. 31 but was released to the media on Thursday, Pasay Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano advised Pogos on the following preventive measures against the new coronavirus:

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  • Assure clinics are available to monitor staff arriving from a country affected by the novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease
  • If an individual is suspected with the deadly virus, immediately refer to a Department of Health center or hospital
  • Use infrared thermometers to detect employees’ fever, which is one of the symptoms for novel coronavirus
  • Place hand sanitizers, alcohol in strategic locations, high traffic areas
  • Maintain cleanliness of workplace and exercise proper waste management
  • Encourage personnel to wear face masks especially to those who are engaging with a lot of clients
  • Impose quarantine to workers coming from countries affected by the new coronavirus
  • Implement programs, projects, and activities that will promote the health and well-being of workers

The Pasay government previously announced that they would be assisting the Bureau of Quarantine in assessing the passengers at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), which is located in cities of Parañaque and Pasay City.

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