In response to the growing concern over the global outbreak of the 2019-nCoV Acute Respiratory Disease, City Mayor Valdemar M. Chiong met with the City Novel (nCoV) Task Force on Thursday, February 6, 2020 and emphasized the need for the city to be on the state of preparedness, to take pro-active measures in the prevention of the nCoV, as well as intensify the information education campaign against the nCoV to prevent the spread of misinformation.
 
Mayor Val also ordered the creation of Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) for each respective barangay. The BHERT will have an orientation about nCoV this afternoon.