Families observe social distancing at evacuation centers in Samar | Inquirer News
Close  

Families observe social distancing at evacuation centers in Samar

/ 12:09 AM May 15, 2020

Evacuees follow physical distancing rule as a precaution against the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, while inside evacuation centers where they stayed during the onslaught of typhoon Ambo. Photo by Rachel Arnaiz, Inquirer Visayas

CATARMAN, Northern Samar — Residents, who were forced to leave their homes amid the onslaught of Typhoon Ambo, observed physical distancing while staying inside evacuation centers in Barangay Dalakit here on Thursday, May 14.

Serafin Chia, chairman of Dalakit, the biggest village in Catarman, said they used the barangay hall as well as classrooms of the two public schools in the village as temporary shelters for 172 evacuated families.

ADVERTISEMENT

He said individual families stayed in separate rooms at the barangay hall.

A maximum of three families occupied each classroom in three buildings of the Catarman National High School, the biggest secondary school in Northern Samar.

FEATURED STORIES

Classroom chairs were used to separate the families.

School buildings at the Northern Samar Colleges (NSC) were also used as evacuation centers.

In Barangay Baybay, benches were used to separate families that evacuated to the barangay chapel.

Most of the evacuees, however, were not wearing face masks inside their evacuation centers because these got wet in the rain during the transfer.

JPV

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Evacuation, social distancing, Typhoon, Typhoon Ambo, update on Typhoon Ambo
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.