By Rodrigo S. Victoria
Published on February 12, 2020
NAVAL, Biliran — The municipality of Naval is set to give Wednesday, February 12, digital thermometers to public secondary and elementary schools of the town as part ofthe measures undertaken to protect its constituents, especially the schoolchildren, from being affected with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease (2019-nCoV ARD).
The purchase and distribution of digital thermometers to the town’s public schools is on top of the priority measures undertaken by LGU-Naval in a recent meeting presided by Mayor Gerard Roger M. Espina with the town’s health council.
Espina said in his social media post that the digital thermometer will be used to students before their entry to schools, and personnel from the town’s health unit will teach and assign teachers to do the task.
Based on the list provided by LGU-Naval, the public secondary and elementary schools with the corresponding number of digital thermometers provided are: (Elementary) Naval Central School-5, Calumpang-2, Caray-Caray-2, Atipolo-2, Agpangi-3, San Pablo-2,Borac-2,Catmon-2, Larrazabal-2, Lucsoon-2,PS Eamiguel-2,Lico-2, Libtong-2,Cabungaan-2, Talustusan-2,Mabini-2, Villaconsuelo-2, Villacaneja-2, Imelda-2, Anislagan-2Eden-2, Haguikhikan-2, and (High School)Naval School of Fisheries-5, Naval National High School-5, Lucsoon National High School-2, and Limpiado National High School-2.
Aside from the distribution of the digital thermometers to the town’s public schools, Espina also instructed the schools to strictly use their WASH facilities to ensure the cleanliness of hands of the students.
Part of the measures is the conduct of information campaign on the 2019-nCoV by personnel of the town’s health office in the town’s public schools. Schools heads have started disseminating on it in the past school’s recognition activity.
Espina also issued an executive order to protect the residents from overpricing and profiteering on the sale of facemasks, and other medical supplies used as protection from the 2019-nCoV ARD.
He warned drugstores to revoke their business permits if found violating the order, and urged the public to report drugstores and resellers violating the order. Espina also sent a letter to the Philippine Ports Authority and the Philippine Coast Guard to get the passengers manifesto of Cebu-Naval ferries, and do the body thermometer checking. (nbq/rsv/PIA Biliran)