COVID spikes in typhoon-hit Bohol a month after Odette: gov

A month after the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, Bohol remains in dire need of help as COVID-19 cases increase in the province.

Bohol’s Governor Arthur Yap said the homes of around 280,000 people were damaged during the storm and they are just making use of items such as tarpaulins, shades, and recycled materials for shelter.

It is estimated that rebuilding homes will cost the province around Php 4 billion to Php 8 billion.

Yap said problems have doubled down with the storm and the rising cases of COVID-19 which they are trying to prevent.

As of now coronavirus cases in the province have risen to 616 from 12 last December 16. He further notes that the allotted budget for the province is not going to get them far, especially since they also need to rebuild evacuation centers and other damaged infrastructure.

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