THE Department of Health (DOH) advises the public against a circulating message claiming a new COVID-19 wave in Metro Manila, attributed to a practitioner from a private hospital. It is important to note that the message is unverified and the doctor and hospital are not involved.
There is no credible evidence or official announcement from health authorities supporting the assertion of a surge in COVID-19 cases at the mentioned hospital.
The DOH urges the public to rely on information from reputable sources such as the agency and other official health organizations.
Misinformation can contribute to unnecessary panic and fear.
Furthermore, the DOH states that criminal charges may be pressed if related post/s shall persist.
The DOH continues to enjoin the public to source information only from legitimate sources and platforms such as the health department, which can be accessed through the links and social media handles below.