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Albay Gov. Bichara releases thermal scanners amid COVID 2019 threat

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In its bid to intensify its campaign against novel coronavirus disease, Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara has released four thermal scanners as part of the precautionary measures taken by the province.

“This is a step for a higher preventive way of the provincial government, along with a taskforce created by the Provincial Health Office,” the provincial government said.

The Taskforce COVID-2019 is composed of four teams. They will use the scanners in seaports and point terminals in the province.

Meanwhile, the Gov. Bichara also said that Barangay Health units will also be briefed in responding to any resident that will show fever or other traces of respiratory ailments.

“The Albay government has already adhered to national health advisory that cancels big events which will draw crowd. In January, the Magayon Festival and the SCUAA has been cancelled,” said the Capitol.

“Earlier today, the Department of Health – Bicol announced that the region has discharged the five persons under investigation due to COVID-2019. DOH 5 also confirmed that there is no PUI in the province,” it added.