THE City Health Office is reminding the public to stay at home and spend the long weekend with their family rather than going out to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, as the number of local cases in Cagayan de Oro continues to rise.
"This is a general reminder for the public nga while kung naa tay mga holiday, you spend it with your family nalang at home," Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said.
"Since dili man ta makabisita sa atong mga mahal sa kinabuhi nga tua sa menteryo na, pray na lang dinha sa inyong mga kaugalingong balay ug ayaw na lang gyud og suroy-suroy kung wala man lang mga importante or emergency nga mga lakaw," she added.
In September, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases ordered the closure of all private and public cemeteries, memorial parks and columbariums across the country from October 29 to November 4, 2020.
The task force also imposed a limit on visitors who may be allowed inside these facilities to 30 percent of the venue capacity until November 15, 2020.
Nery further said that even at home, the public should still practice the minimum health standards, especially for the Apors who are living with vulnerable individuals.
"Remember naa tay community transmission and anyone can have it. Please don't bring home the virus kung ikaw isa ka Apor kay ikaw naa kay exposure sa gawas, pagsulod nimo, you do not know nga infected diay ka and you can bring the virus and infect your family members, especially nga katong mga vulnerable nato katong naay mga comorbidities, advanced of age ug atong mga bata ug pregnant women," Nery said.
Nery said apart from observing the preventive measures in this time of pandemic, people should also take care of their health by boosting their immune system.