The Department of Health (DOH) warns the public against giving inaccurate information about the Omicron XBB subvariant symptoms.
According to the DOH, the people should be careful about passing messages they receive through texts and social media, citing DOH Memorandum No. 2022-0578 intensifying surveillance activities amidst a fresh surge of coronavirus disease in China.
“The said document was issued to intensify surveillance activities amidst rising Covid-19 cases abroad,” the DOH said in an advisory.
The agency clarified that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) generally exhibits flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, headache, body pain and diarrhea among others.
The DOH also advised the public to consult a physician or go to the nearest health facility for the proper diagnosis of symptoms.
To help prevent the further transmission of COVID-19, the public is advised to continue observing proper sanitation, masking, distancing, good ventilation and getting vaccinated.
The DOH also urged the public to access information only from legitimate sources and platforms