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Imee Marcos urges PH government to prevent spread of new coronavirus

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Senator Imee Marcos called on the government to be implement preventive measures so that the spread of a new strain of a pneumonia-causing virus in the country.

The Ilocos Norte politiko said the influx of Chinese mainlanders celebrating the Lunar New Year increases the risk that the mysterious virus will infect Filipinos.

Chineses officials have traced the virus to an animal and seafood market in Wuhan.

“Ganyan kasi nangyari sa atin sa HIV. Nagulat na lang tayo na biglang exponential na ang increase dahil hindi tayo naging maagap. Sa Pilipinas ang may pinakamabilis na paglaganap ng sakit sa buong Southeast Asia,” Marcos warned.

“Dapat maging alerto at magpatupad ng precautionary measure ang Department of Health, Manila International Airport Authority at iba pang ahensya nggobyerno para di makalusot ang Coronavirus na maaaring manggaling sa China, Thailand, o Japan,” she added.

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