Evacuees are compelled to wear masks and practice social distancing to prevent virus infections, said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.
Violent winds and heavy to torrential rains of the eye wall region may begin affecting Northern Samar and the northern portions of Samar and Eastern Samar within 12 hours.
Due to the coronavirus, the authorities have chose to use the shelters at half their potential capacity, will provide masks and try to keep families together as much as possible.
However, many spaces normally used as storm shelters had been converted into quarantine sites for people suspected of being infected with the coronavirus. We look at Ambo's surge, its threat to have hundreds of thousands on its path evacuated to safer grounds to save life and limb, forgetting-in the nervous rush to save a glimpse of the future - the protocols like - not limited to these - practicing social distancing, wearing face masks and disinfecting things touched by others previously. "This is a big challenge for us".
It is the first named storm of the 2020 season in the West Pacific.
Tens of millions of people live along Vongfong's path, which is forecast to take it near the densely populated capital Manila later on Friday or early Saturday.
Authorities have not reported any deaths so far, but disaster crews were just beginning on Friday their assessment of hard-hit areas cut off by the storm.
Beyond doubt, the typhoon's whip initiates a complicated and risky evacuation for thousands on its path, with many drenched areas-from thus far maximum sustained winds of 95 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 115 kph-already down literally in pitch darkness due to power outage.
He said that he and his group of military, police and local authorities failed to travel to two towns hit by the typhoon, Jipapad and Maslog, due to fallen trees on the road.
Heavy rains in the previous have despatched landslides of particles cascading down the volcano and onto the communities under, burying and killing these in the best way.
On average, about twenty tropical storms and typhoons hit the archipelago every year, ending up affecting millions of people already plagued by constant poverty.
Alberto Muyot, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children in the Philippines said children, particularly those with disabilities, as well as pregnant and new mothers are the most vulnerable, and at risk of disease and injury during emergencies such as typhoons.
Numerous areas in Vongfong's path have already gone through much of their emergency disaster money while responding to the pandemic, and have asked the national government for help.
In November 2013, more than 6,000 people were killed or missing when Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the central Philippines.