Following the recent news of the new coronavirus strain in Cebu City (2019-nCoV), UP Cebu employs everyone to practice universal precaution and coughing etiquette.

The 2019-nCoV is a new strain of the coronavirus. Common signs include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. Any signs of the above-mentioned symptoms are advised to proceed to the clinic or any nearest health center.

No vaccine or specific treatment is currently available, however as a preventative measure, DOH advises the public to practice frequent handwashing, avoid unprotected contact with farm or wild animals, practice proper cough etiquette – maintain distance and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the crook of your elbow, avoid close contact with people showing cold or flu-like symptoms, and ensure that food is well-cooked. Health Services Unit

UP Cebu Health Services Unit