Department of Health suggests: Visit early to cemeteries

MANILA, Nov. 1 -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reminded the public anew, especially parents and elderlies, to schedule their visits during hours where cemeteries are not yet congested.

According to DOH Secretary Janette L. Garin, getting exposed to congestion where there is large volume of people in an area can make the elders prone to catch viral infections such as pneumonia.

“It will be best if they will do the visit at a certain time where there are few people doing their visit to avoid prolong exposure to infections,” Garin said.

Garin also added that if possible, the public should also not bring their babies and small kids who may not be properly supervised as they roam while inside the cemeteries.

The Health Chief added that they are advising the public not to bring children also to avoid exposing them to minor accidents such as wounds and burns while exploring around or get tempted to play with candles.

She added that children belonging in the said categories have weaker immune system which makes them susceptible to catch infectious diseases brought by viruses in congestive places.

She said that viruses such as pneumonia and flu can be easily transferred in congested areas and usually the children and elderlies are the ones that are easily affected and may easily get sick because of their low immune systems.(PNA)


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