BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – The City Health Office (CHO) reminded the public to strengthen their immune system now that the flu season is on.
Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environment and Sanitation Division said that proper hygiene and sanitation must be observed at all times now that there are threats of viruses everywhere. (READ also Two persons under investigation for nCov in government hospital)
Tan said it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat a balanced diet daily to lessen the chance of getting diseases.
“It is flu season if we have noticed. The humidity is not regulated so the best thing is you develop your healthy lifestyle, you take adequate rest, drink vitamins and eat the right kinds of food,” Tan said.
The environment and sanitation head added that when someone has a flu, he must isolate himself from the public and take a rest.
“My advice is when you are sick, avoid going to public places, avoid going to school, or to work so that you cannot spread illnesses,” Tan said.
Tan also reminded the public to practice the frequent use of 70 percent alcohol or alcohol-based sanitizer when going outside, while water and soap are still the best for sanitation.
“When it comes to sanitation, water and soap are better than alcohol but we have no choice when we are outside, we should use it to sanitize ourselves,” she added.