MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Covid-19 cases in the Philippines have gone from PUMs (Persons Under Monitoring) and PUIs (Persons Under Investigation) to Suspect, Probable, and Confirmed to Fresh and Late cases.
The Department of Health under embattled Secretary Francisco Duque is ripe with ideas on terms and references for the ever-changing spectrum of Filipinos exposed to the coronavirus.
There’s also the Symptomatics and Asymptomatics, but DOH finds the terms quite boring,
So effective on Monday, DOH will use yet a new Covid-19 classification:
ACTIVE, for symptomatics
RESERVIST, for asymptomatics.
There’s something to be said about active and retired Army generals in President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet and their participation in the Inter-Agency Task Force on Covid-19.