Coronavirus in Toril, Philippines
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Apr 09, 2020 Update
We Asked: What is currently happening with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak in your area? Please provide as much detail as possible. He replied...
There are only 2 positive cases of the Coronavirus in Davao Del Sur province where Toril is located. Both those cases are in Digos, 45 minutes South of Toril. Toril is outside of Davao City limita.
Supplies and Shortages
We Asked: Is there a shortage of supplies in your location? He replied...
Yes. Everything for protection
Preparing for the Future
We Asked: What are you doing in terms of preparations in case the situation deteriorates in your location? He replied...
Staying home 24/7
Lockdown & Passing the Time
We Asked: Are you staying home? If so, how are you passing the time?
Private Health Insurance & Private Hospitals
We Asked: Do you have private health insurance? If you have private insurance, does this give you access to private hospitals? Are private hospitals or clinics better prepared, less prepared, or the same? Please explain. He replied...
Yes, excellent health care for me and my family through the Public Service Health Care Plan of Canada
Hospital of Choice for Coronavirus Treatment
We Asked: Would you choose a public or private hospital if you needed treatment for Coronavirus? Why? If there is a specific hospital that you would go to in the event of severe illness? Which hospital and why? He replied...
Private hospitals are better in the Philippines
We Asked: Are you considering returning to your home country due to the Coronavirus? Would this be a temporary move or a permanent repatriation? Please explain. He replied...
Advice for People Outside of Toril, Philippines
We Asked: If you live in an area already heavily affected by coronavirus, what advice would you share with others elswhere in the world who may be facing the same challenges in the future. He replied...
Wash hands frequently, don’t touch your face, wear eye protection and a mask, touch everything with a handkerchief, remove all clothing for cleaning once home and take a shower. Have a bin for deliveries to be placed in. Disinfect with Lysol before touching. Keep Social Distancing of 6 & 1/2 feet.
How Government is Treating Expats
We Asked: How is the government of the country where you are currently living treating expats during this time? Have there been any changes or extensions made in terms of residency and and other visa renewals, applications and requirements? Has access to public healthcare been eased? Please describe any types of changes (positive and negative) that are taking place. He replied...
No visa penalties for expats with an outbound departing ticket.
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