MANILA, May 10 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday urged a 14-day quarantine for those who went to a Caloocan resort that was found to be operational despite strict quarantine restrictions.
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire pointed out that Metro Manila is still under modified enhanced community quarantine until May 14.
Despite this, Caloocan authorities discovered that the Gubat sa Ciudad resort was operational over the weekend and had attracted a large number of guests.
“Ito po ay mali, hindi po natin ito ito-tolerate. Ayaw po natin na madagdagan pa ang mga kaso (This is wrong, we will not tolerate it. We do not want cases to rise further),” Vergeire said in an online briefing.
She said the DOH’s Metro Manila office has been ordered to “strictly monitor” the people who went to the resort.
“‘Yung mga nagpunta diyan sa resort na ‘yan, kailangan nila mag-quarantine for 14 days, lahat po sila, so that we can ensure na wala pong pagkaka-hawa-hawaan na mangyayari,” Vergeire stressed.
“Nakakalungkot po itong nangyaring ito. Sana po hindi na tularan (This incident is upsetting. We hope it won’t happen again),” she added.
The Caloocan government has already shut down the resort. Police also said barangay officials may be held liable over the incident. (MNS)