On November 2, Philippines President Duterte went to Alba Province, which was hit by Typhoon Swan, to inspect the disaster situation in the province and the government’s rescue work. Later on the evening of the 2nd, Duterte held a meeting with Minister of Health Du Kai, Minister of Transport Tugarde and other officials to discuss rescue deployment. The meeting was broadcast live over the Internet.
Philippine Minister of Health Du Kai stated that the regional offices of the Ministry of Health had distributed medicines and medical supplies worth 31 million pesos (1 million USD) to the disaster-stricken provinces, and at the same time, worth 540,000 pesos (11000$).
hygiene kits and foldable water containers have also been distributed to the victims. In addition, the headquarters of the Ministry of Health has prepared materials worth 21.7 million pesos (500,000.00$), which will be distributed to the victims as soon as possible.
Du Kai also stated that patients from the New Coronary Pneumonia Isolation Center in Albay Province have been transferred to the evacuation center, where they will be quarantined.
At present, the Ministry of Health has deployed health workers in the evacuation center to ensure that the affected people there strictly abide by the isolation policy.
Philippine Minister of Transportation Tugarde said that due to the “swan” damage, airports such as Naga Airport in Southern Gamammam Province and Viak Airport in Catanduanes Province were forced to suspend operations.
After rush repairs, the currently damaged airports are Operation has been resumed.
The Minister of Energy of the Philippine Ministry of Energy stated that the damaged grid lines are gradually being restored after rush corrections.