PALO, Leyte: Officials of the local government unit (LGU) of Palo, Leyte on Thursday presented their protocol to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in their locality and claimed the system has proved its effectiveness.

Mayor Frances Ann Petilla, president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines, Leyte chapter, told members of the Leyte media that their protocol consists of a facility for returning residents and isolation rooms for those who are Covid positive.

Photo from FB page of Mayor Ann Petilla - Town’s protocol vs virus ‘works’
Mayor Frances Ann Petilla. Photo from FB page of Mayor Ann Petilla

Petilla said the facility is located at the Araw compound in Barangay Candahug and the rooms at public elementary schools in the barangay (villages).

She added that returning residents are housed at the Palo Municipal Quarantine Center while being swabbed and waiting for the results of their tests.

The quarantine center has air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Food is provided by families of the returning residents.

The swab testing is also provided for free by the LGU in coordination with the Divine Word University Hospital in Tacloban City.

Petilla thanked Leyte Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla and the Department of Health and other government and private agencies for the support extended to them.


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