Friday, April 25, 2014

DOT Boracay, advises vacationers in Boracay not to worry about MERS virus

Posted April 24, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

With the influx of thousands of tourists from different places, residents in Boracay are starting to worry about reports of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Boracay OIC Tim Ticar, on the other hand, advises both guests and residents not to worry about the said virus.

According to Ticar, their communication with the Department of Health (DOH) says that there is nothing to be worried about because the Philippines is negative from MERS-CoV.

Nevertheless, Ticar still encourages the Boracay community to observe precautionary measures for their own safety.

MERS-CoV was first recorded in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

Its signs & symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and loose bowel movement.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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