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A Short Update on the COVID-19 Situation in Batangas

What you need to know about the situation in Batangas.

By: Antonette Louise Guiao | April 02, 2020

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COVID-19 update

Stay safe, Batanguenos!

Image: Batangas Government Website

Together with the entire Luzon, the province of Batangas was also placed under enhanced community quarantine due to the global pandemic. The enhanced quarantine took effect last March 17, 2020. Under it, strict home quarantine was implemented, all public transportation were suspended, the provision for food and other medical supplies were regulated, and uniformed personnel were tasked to enforce quarantine measures. Read on for a COVID-19 update on the province.

Cases

As of the COVID-19 update on March 31, 2020, 8:00 AM, Batangas has recorded 30 cases of COVID-19. According to the Department of Health data shared by the Batangas Public Information Office, the province currently has 296 people under investigation, 12,269 people under monitoring, and 2 deceased. Areas of Batangas with COVID-19 patients are as follows: Batangas City, Nasugbu, Alitagtag, Padre Garcia, Mabini, Lipa City, Tanauan City, Santo Tomas, Lemery, and Lian.

Safety Measures

To comply with the safety precautions being done in order to fight the global pandemic, Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas issued a quarantine advisory for his province. Some of the measures taken include the suspension of classes, mass gatherings, and all religious activities, transportation, and tourism. The People’s Day celebration which is held every Friday will also be temporarily suspended to prioritize the public’s health and safety.



The provincial government also passed a supplemental budget that will be used to provide all necessary medical equipment for all medical workers. Quarantine centers will also be given additional beds to accommodate all COVID-19 patients. Leviste mentioned that they were able to improve their calamity response practices due to the Taal Volcano eruption that occurred last January.


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COVID-19 update

Stay safe, Batanguenos!

Image: Batangas Government Website

Together with the entire Luzon, the province of Batangas was also placed under enhanced community quarantine due to the global pandemic. The enhanced quarantine took effect last March 17, 2020. Under it, strict home quarantine was implemented, all public transportation were suspended, the provision for food and other medical supplies were regulated, and uniformed personnel were tasked to enforce quarantine measures. Read on for a COVID-19 update on the province.

Cases

As of the COVID-19 update on March 31, 2020, 8:00 AM, Batangas has recorded 30 cases of COVID-19. According to the Department of Health data shared by the Batangas Public Information Office, the province currently has 296 people under investigation, 12,269 people under monitoring, and 2 deceased. Areas of Batangas with COVID-19 patients are as follows: Batangas City, Nasugbu, Alitagtag, Padre Garcia, Mabini, Lipa City, Tanauan City, Santo Tomas, Lemery, and Lian.

Safety Measures

To comply with the safety precautions being done in order to fight the global pandemic, Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas issued a quarantine advisory for his province. Some of the measures taken include the suspension of classes, mass gatherings, and all religious activities, transportation, and tourism. The People’s Day celebration which is held every Friday will also be temporarily suspended to prioritize the public’s health and safety.



The provincial government also passed a supplemental budget that will be used to provide all necessary medical equipment for all medical workers. Quarantine centers will also be given additional beds to accommodate all COVID-19 patients. Leviste mentioned that they were able to improve their calamity response practices due to the Taal Volcano eruption that occurred last January.


Go to Yoorekka for more updates.

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Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.

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