‘Wag na magtago! QC urges residents, workers to report COVID-19 cases
The Quezon City government is urging residents and employees working in the city to report all suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases, saying this will help arrest the rise in infections.
In a memorandum, Mayor Joy Belmonte said all confirmed and probable cases may be brought to the attention of the Quezon City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) as well as the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT).
“This shall further enable the CESU to respond in a timely manner to accomplish contact tracing of confirmed cases,” said Belmonte.
“Every day and every hour is important, so self-reporting helps the Philippines end the COVID-19 pandemic faster,” she added.
Belmonte said the city will provide positive and probable COVID-19 patients with free quarantine accommodations through its HOPE community quarantine facilities, where they can be taken cared of by skilled health care workers.
Self reporting can be done through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) CESU’s Facebook accounts (www.facebook.com/QCEpidemiologyDiseaseSurveillance), (facebook.com/qc.esu.official, facebook.com/qc.esu.official1, facebook.com/qc.esu.official2, and facebook.com/qc.esu.official3) and its hotline numbers (landline: 8703-2759, 8703-4398; Globe: 0916-122-8628, Smart: 0908-639-8086, Sun: 0931-095-7737).