March 21, 2020 by Stephen Bentley
COVID-19: PHILIPPINES FACTS AND RUMOURS
One of the plagues within this plague of the current pandemic is the spread of misinformation by way of social media. Much of that is done by repeating posts without fact-checking. Some is done maliciously. Once more I reproduce a Facebook post which is factual. It is relevant to Philippines facts and rumours and hopefully will assist foreigners who are at present in this country whether as residents or tourists.
The original source of the information below is the British Embassy in Manila. It came to me via Mr Robert Harland, a longtime resident of Manila and Bacolod. He also acts as a volunteer ‘warden’ for Negros Island. That’s sort of unpaid conduit between the Embassy and UK nationals. Much of the following also applies to other foreign nationals present in the Philippines during this pandemic.
The latest news in Bacolod City is there is one confirmed case of Covid-19 infection. He is currently being treated in hospital. He is a 56-year old male Filipino who had returned to the Philippines from London in February 2020.