The Department of Health (DOH) today strongly advised the public to refrain from bringing small children to cemeteries to prevent injuries and diseases caused by overcrowding.
“I am advising parents and caregivers not to bring small children to cemeteries as overcrowding and intense heat and sudden unexpected downpour may cause diseases to small children”, Health Secretary Teodoro J. Herbosa warned.
He added that although COVID-19 is plateuing, the threat of the disease is still present. There are still sporadic cases and increasing cases in some regions. Also, small children has low resistance against infections.
The health chief also cautioned against patronizing ambulant vendors inside and outside of the cemeteries selling green mangoes, sandwiches, fruit juices, and other similar food stuff. He explained that these food may be contaminated by unsafe water & other elements of the environment which may compromise the health and safety of consumers.
The DOH advises people going to cemeteries to plan their visit, bring their own water and food to ensure their safety and prevent diseases. Also, refrain from bringing salads and other food which may easily spoil due to heat.
“We can all prevent contracting diseases when visiting our dearly departed loved ones. Let us be responsible with our actions and make our visit solemn.”, Herbosa ended.
(Source: DOH CHD)