The Baguio city government reminded residents that the coronavirus disease (COVID19) is not a simple cough or cold.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong and City Health Officer Rowena Galpo recently released a statement debunking erroneous claims about COVID19.
Some people have been claiming that simple coughs and colds were being declared as COVID19 in test results.
“Cough and colds are the most common symptoms of COVID19. In fact for most cases, these are the first signs of the disease and if one has them, there is a high index of suspicion because of the ongoing pandemic,” they said.
“But not all with cough had turned out COVID19 positive as there are a lot with cough who tested negative of the virus,” they added.