DOH NorMin urges public to avoid mass gatherings


Under the Advisory on Concerts and Other Public Events and Gatherings, issued by Department of Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, the Department of Health – Center for Health Development Northern Mindanao (DOH-CHD-NM) strongly urges the public “to avoid attending, participating in, and organizing events that draw a huge number of attendees.”

The DOH-CHD-NM advised the cancellation of planned events and mass gatherings to control the increasing number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infected in the country.

Government and private offices are further advised to implement safety measures to contain the spread of the virus, including:

  • To provide alcohol and/or hand sanitizer in all offices;
  • To practice regular disinfection activity in the workplace;
  • To provide a mask for employees with respiratory symptoms such as cough and colds, and advise them to seek medical consultation; and
  • To conduct body temperature scanning to all clients and employees.


Full Advisory released on Thursday via Facebook Page:

In a reiteration of previous advisories, the public is continuously encouraged to observe basic principles of good hygiene to reduce the risk of transmission.

Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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