Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Tuesday met with barangay officials to boost efforts against 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and ordered the activation of barangay response teams to join the fight against the virus amid two positive cases in the country with one death.
“As our eyes and ears in the communities, barangays play a vital role in monitoring and responding to possible n-CoV victims in their respective jurisdictions,” she said.
The city’s 142 barangays would help monitor city hall employees who have recently traveled to countries with confirmed nCoV cases if they are undergoing the required 14-day self-quarantine or not.
“The list of employees who should self-quarantine will be given to barangays so they can be strictly monitored,” Belmonte said. “We should prioritize the training of barangay health workers because they are the first responders in our communities.” Rio N. Araja