Manila: The death toll from the powerful typhoon Rye in the Philippines has risen to 389 and 64 are missing, a government disaster agency said Monday.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Commission (NDRRMC) said a typhoon that landed in the Philippines on December 16 also injured 1,146 people, according to the Xinhua News Agency.
According to the NDRRMC, the typhoon affected more than 4.2 million people in 11 regions in the central and southern Philippines and some of the major regions of Luzon.
The 15th and most powerful typhoon that struck the country this year forced villagers to spend their holiday season days in shelters as their homes were damaged.
More than 500,000 homes have been destroyed.
The damage to agriculture and infrastructure caused by the typhoon exceeds 22 billion pesos ($ 440 million).
Maria Rosario Vergueile, Under Secretary of Health, told an online briefing that the typhoon had damaged 141 medical facilities, including hospitals, in five areas affected by the storm.
The Ministry of Health (DOH) monitors food and water-borne diseases such as diarrhea and acute gastroenteritis in areas affected by typhoons.
Some patients were taken to the hospital.
Vergeire encourages evacuees to follow ways to avoid infection in the Covid-19 pandemic, monitors evacuees with coronavirus symptoms, and creates separate rooms for the vulnerable, such as the elderly. I added that.
She said the typhoon also affected 62 laboratories in Covid-19, wasting thousands of vaccines due to power outages.
The government continues to support affected areas such as food and drinking water while repairing damaged roads, telecommunications and homes.
https://www.siasat.com/typhoon-rai-death-toll-in-philippines-surges-to-389-2249070/ Filipino typhoon rye deaths surge to 389