In the recent Department of Health (DOH) Bicol’s public advisory through their Facebook Page, the agency secures that they are already working on safety measures and prevention regarding the possible entry of Omricon variant in the region.
According to DOH Bicol, telemedicine services are available for those experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19. This is to ensure that hospital and ICU facilities, as well as supply of medicines and oxygen tanks are enough for severe and critical cases.
Bicol Region has no case of the Omicron variant. Through the Department Circular 2021-0581 of the Department of Health, the Bicol CHD calls on the Local Government Units (LGUs) and other stakeholders to strengthen the implementation of the MPHS and the Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate (PDITR) Strategy.
Meanwhile, everyone is still encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccine to have protection from any severe forms of the virus and to avoid getting hospitalized because of COVID-19. In addition, vaccinated individuals are encouraged to get their booster shots.