Policy Note No. 4
(July 20, 2020)
COVID-19 IN WESTERN VISAYAS
Public Health Data Analysis and Recommendations as of July 13, 2020
The good news: quarantine measures have managed to decrease local transmission and flatten the curve in Western Visayas. The bad news: a surge in imported cases in the region has led to testing backlogs and strained quarantine facilities. Given this, UP Visayas researchers and ThinkWell Philippines recommend more preparations for local transmission outbreaks in the LGUs, maintenance of minimum public health standards, and a review of the repatriation protocols in terms of testing, tracing and treatment.
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