By MASIDING NOOR YAHYA
MARAWI CITY: Local authorities have belied reports circulating on Social Media about a person infected with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCOV) to have entered the Islamic city of Marawi.
In an announcement on Facebook, the official page of Marawi City Government said the news circulating in Social Media is not true.
“Unfortunately,” the announcement posted on Friday said, “there is one case of PUM or Person Under Monitoring who is presently home-quarantine.” It did not elaborate.
It said a person is considered Person Under Investigation (PUI) if he shows signs of nCOV symptoms like coughing or respiratory conditions, cold, flu and body pains and if he comes from an area where there is a confirmed case of the virus like China.
“While a person is considered Person Under Monitoring (PUM) if he comes from an area where there is a confirmed case of the virus like China even if he does not show any symptom,” the statement added.
City Mayor Majul Gandamra advised residents to stay calm in this situation. He advised residents to wash hands before and after eating, keep surrounding clean to avoid different illnesses.
He also urged residents to be keenly observant in reading and understanding in informations spreading in Social Media, especially on information creating panic and fear among the city constituents. (RSP)