Health safety protocols for jail visitors
Jail Superintendent Gilbert Peremne, the deputy director for administration of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Western Visayas, outlined health safety protocols for jail visitors. The protocols were made to maintain the safety of inmates in prisons, especially since there are still no confirmed COVID-19 cases among the 38 jails in the region. Jail visitors must pass safety protocol checks and should hand over a certification that they are free from COVID-19. Aside from wearing face masks and observing physical distancing, visitors and inmates should have an isolation area where they could meet. These areas must have plastic barriers and must be far from the inmates’ cells .
WVSUMC temporarily closed OPD due to infected health worker
West Visayas State University Medical Center (WVSUMC), a government-run hospital in Iloilo City, temporarily shut down its outpatient department (OPD) after a 53-year old healthcare worker contracted the coronavirus disease. The WVSUMC did not disclose the circumstances and when the OPD will reopen. The hospital also swabbed other workers who were deemed at risk, and they are now isolated and monitored .
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