This was the reminder of Negros Occidental Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ernell Tumimbang as the Bacolod’s MassKara Festival is only two days to go.
Tumimbang said he would still advise the public to observe the minimum health protocol, especially the wearing of face masks because not only the people of Bacolod will join the celebration but those from other places as well.
Health protocols, both at the airport and seaports in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, have been in place and that medical technologists convene whenever there are arrivals at the airport.
“We already have a composite team,” he said.
Arriving travelers who are non vaccinated especially with Covid-19 symptoms are made to undergo rapid antigen test (RAT).
Tumimbang also reminded the public that coronavirus disease is still around although the usual symptoms are mild now like coughing and fever.
“Most are already vaccinated with booster shots but wearing of face masks is important for personal protection. Immediately change clothes upon arrival at home and take a bath. [These are] Simple things to avoid Covid,” Tumimbang added.
The Bacolod’s MassKara Festival is from October 1 to 23, 2022. (TDE)