PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT (Drum & Lyre Competition and Thematic Costume Parade)

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NEWS | 2020/03/10 | LKRO

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The City Mayor has approved the joint recommendation of the City Tourism Office, Deped Kidapawan City Schools Division and City Health Office to CANCEL the Drum & Lyre Competition and Thematic Costume Parade.

The decision is based on Presidential Proclamation No. 922 declaring a State of Public Health Emergency, as well as Department of Education Memorandum No. 031.

The cash prizes allocated for the events will be distributed equitably to all participating entries, and the manner of distribution will be tackled during a meeting between the City Tourism Office and the participating contingents later today, 10 March 2020.

As per the public advisory of the City Mayor, the general public is again strictly enjoined to observe the following precautions:

A. Increase your immune system by adequate sleep (at least eight hours a day), adequate hydration (at least six to eight glasses of water per day) and avoidance of activities harmful to your health (smoking, alcoholic beverages, prohibited drugs);

B. Build up your nutritional status by eating nutritious food and eating at proper mealtimes;

C. Prevent exposure to possible infection by: avoiding unnecessary exposure to crowded places, covering your mouth and nose when coughing using handkerchief or coughing at your elbow, avoiding unnecessary exposure to air-conditioned areas, avoiding touching your eyes and nose with dirty hands, proper handwashing, using 70% alcohol and hand sanitizers to clean hands in the absence of water, and proper wearing of face masks;

D. Seek early medical consultation if your experience the following symptoms of flu such as cough, fever, body malaise, sneezing, colds (sipon), and the like;

E. Take food supplements such as multivitamins and vitamin C.

F. Avoid panic buying. To stop the infection, we need to help other stop it too.

HOTLINE NUMBER: To report any possible cases, the public may contact the City Health Office through its Disease Surveillance Officer through the following numbers: 09073660078 and 577-9256.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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