How Baguio city responds to increasing number of COVID-19
As of March 25, 2020, there are already 7 cases of COVID19 in the city of Baguio.
Confirmed COVID-19 positive: 3 people
Death: 1 person
Presumptive: 3 people (those who are positive to initial tests but not yet confirmed)
TOTAL: 7 people
(PUI) Patient under investigation (Home Isolation): 259 people
PUI (Admitted): 21 people
PUM (Under 14-day quarantine): 1,847 people
PUM (Completed 14-day quarantine): 425 people
Source: Baguio City Health Services Office
Because of that, the city government have already heightened the community quarantine measures in the city. Non-Baguio residents are still not allowed to enter the city and the residents are advised to stay in their respective houses.
the residents of the City are praised for being obedient. Photos below are taken on March 24, 2020 showing how streets are empty and people strictly follow the ordinance
Because of the increasing numbers of PUIs, a NO MASK NO ENTRY policy has also been implemented, social distancing is being strictly observed in all establishments, and a schedule for the procurement of basic needs will be strictly implemented in the different city districts starting today (March 25) to further control the number of people that are out and about.
As for the public transportation, all mass public transport facilities and systems still remain suspended except for the special taxi service that was established to cater to those people needing emergency medical care, PUJs that are being deployed as mode of transport for people going to the market and work, and motorcycles and bicycles with no "ANGKAS".
Sanitation tents are also being currently set up to be placed in different hospitals and health facilities and government offices in the city which aims to disinfect persons especially health workers, front liners and employees leaving the health facility.
This will be all for now. I will give updates regarding the Covid19 situation in Baguio city from time to time. I know that this is one, if not the most challenging time in our history but I also believe that this too shall pass and that we will all come out of this with braver hearts and stronger faith. As for now, let us keep ourselves informed, let us cooperate with our local government, let us stay home, keep ourselves healthy and make use of this unexpected time to bond with our loved ones and learn a new skill.